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Waller, Douglas C.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 8,340 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK468.I6, B
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Most widely held works about Douglas C Waller
 
Most widely held works by Douglas C Waller
Wild Bill Donovan : the spymaster who created the OSS and modern American espionage by Douglas C Waller( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was one of America's most secretive generals, the man Franklin Roosevelt made his top spy in World War II. "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of today's CIA. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before. Now journalist Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England, drawn on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents, and interviewed scores of Donovan's relatives, friends, and associates to produce a biography of one of the most powerful men in modern espionage. William Joseph Donovan's life was packed with personal drama. The son of poor Irish Catholic parents, he married into Protestant wealth and fought in World War I, where he earned the nickname "Wild Bill" for his intense leadership and the Medal of Honor for his heroism. After the war he made millions as a Republican lawyer on Wall Street until FDR, a Democrat, tapped him to be his strategic intelligence chief. A charismatic leader, Donovan was revered by his secret agents. Yet at times he was reckless, risking his life unnecessarily in war zones, engaging in extramarital affairs that became fodder for his political enemies, and he endured tragedy when family members died at young ages. Wild Bill Donovan reads like a spy thriller, with stories of daring young men and women in his OSS sneaking behind enemy lines for sabotage, breaking into Washington embassies to steal secrets, plotting to topple Adolf Hitler, and suffering brutal torture or death when they were captured by the Gestapo. It is also a tale of political intrigue, of infighting at the highest levels of government, of powerful men pitted against one another. Donovan fought enemies at home as often as the Axis abroad. Generals in the Pentagon plotted against him. J. Edgar Hoover had FBI agents dig up dirt on him. Donovan stole secrets from the Soviets before the dawn of the Cold War and had intense battles with Winston Churchill and British spy chiefs over foreign turf. Separating fact from fiction, Waller investigates the successes and the occasional spectacular failures of Donovan's intelligence career
Big Red : three months on board a Trident nuclear submarine by Douglas C Waller( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a three month-long patrol of the North Atlantic by the USS Nebraska, a submarine armed with nuclear weapons, and the everyday life of its officers and crew
A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation by Douglas C Waller( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It had all the ingredients of a movie drama: a scandal that grips Washington and touches the White House; bitter battles and backroom intrigue at the highest levels of the U.S. military; glamorous women who make or break the careers of powerful men; a high-stakes trial with a celebrity defendant who captures the nation's attention. A Question of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and the man who proved in 1921 that planes could sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell was frustrated by the slow pace of aviation development, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the army and navy high commands, and by inference the president, of treason and criminal negligence in the way they conducted national defense. He was put on trial for insubordination in a spectacular court-martial that became a national obsession during the Roaring Twenties. Douglas Waller has crafted a compelling new biography of the daring Billy Mitchell, a larger-than-life figure remembered as much for his outspokenness as for his innovations in the use of airpower. Waller has uncovered a trove of new letters, diaries, and confidential documents that have enabled him to capture in detail the drama of the court and to build a rich and revealing biography of Mitchell, one of the army's most controversial and flamboyant generals. Born to a millionaire Midwest family at the end of the 1870s, Mitchell joined the military at the age of eighteen and became one of its rising stars. During World War I, he led the largest armada of airplanes ever to attack an enemy force and returned to the United States a dashing young general with a chest full of medals and a radical vision of airpower as the only decisive instrument for future wars. But as the military shrank in the postwar years, Mitchell became increasingly impatient and vocal, lashing out at bureaucratic enemies he accused of impeding airpower's progress. After a tragic airship accident that shocked the nation, he publicly blasted the War and Navy Departments for their handling of aviation and was put on trial for it. A Question of Loyalty is a story about Washington politics, about love and betrayal, about heroes in battle, about determined lawyers and powerful military men pitted against one another in a courtroom
The commandos : the inside story of America's secret soldiers by Douglas C Waller( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are the most secretive and mysterious forces in the United States military. They are the brave men who take on the dangerous and unconventional missions no one else wants. They are America's elite warriors, the more than 40,000 members of the U.S. special operations forces - the Green Berets, the Navy SEALs, the Air Force commandos, the psychological operations experts, and Delta Force. Here, for the first time, is the real story behind the military's toughest
Air warriors : the inside story of the making of a Navy pilot by Douglas C Waller( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Douglas Waller "was granted permission to participate in the [Navy] pilots' grueling training regime [and] has written an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the physical and psychological trials endured by the most specialized group of pilots in military history."--Jacket
Nuclear peril, the politics of proliferation by Edward J Markey( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and the nuclear freeze : an inside look at the politics of a mass movement by Douglas C Waller( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disciples by Douglas C Waller( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had--Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA--and Ronald Reagan's presidency--from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan"--
The Strategic Defense Initiative, progress and challenges : a guide to issues and references by Douglas C Waller( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Bill Donovan [the spymaster who created the OSS and modern american espionage] by Douglas C Waller( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed look into the life of "Wild Bill" Donovan, the charismatic and controversial father of the CIA
Big Red [three months on board a Trident nuclear submarine] by Douglas C Waller( Recording )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waller reveals to the reader the secrecy and the power in the world of the nuclear submarines
Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan by Douglas C Waller( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA.They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had--Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the "Family Jewels" report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA--and Ronald Reagan's presidency--from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan
SDI : progress and challenges : staff report submitted to Senator William Proxmire, Senator J. Bennett Johnston and Senator Lawton Chiles by Douglas C Waller( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wielka czerwień : trzy miesiące na pokładzie atomowego okrętu podwodnego by Douglas C Waller( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disciples : the world war ii missions of the cia directors who fought for wild bill donovan by Douglas C Waller( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-- and Ronald Reagan's presidency-- from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan"--
Big Red Three months on board a trident nuclear submarine by Douglas C Waller( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life on a Submarine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the accident in Hawaii, submarines have been all over the news. So what is it like inside one? Living next to roughly half the country's nuclear arsenal? One journalist spent three months aboard a submarine and joins Kojo to recount his adventures
[Large number of squeaky clean Mormons in the CIA don't do well in the seedy bars of the Third World by Douglas C Waller( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

SDI's covert reorientation( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Big Red Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine by Douglas C Waller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced: a 1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. Deep beneath the ocean it can sail for months, undetected by enemies. Granted more access to one of these awesome submarines than any journalist before, bestselling author Douglas C. Waller penetrates the silent, secret world of nuclear subs, taking you on a tension-packed, thr
 
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Wild Bill Donovan : the spymaster who created the OSS and modern American espionage
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Douglas C. Waller American journalist

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Big Red : three months on board a Trident nuclear submarineA question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nationThe commandos : the inside story of America's secret soldiersAir warriors : the inside story of the making of a Navy pilotWild Bill Donovan [the spymaster who created the OSS and modern american espionage]Big Red [three months on board a Trident nuclear submarine]