CLOAK & GOWN Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961<i> by Robin W. Winks (Quill / William Morrow: $14.95) </i>
Relying on previously unpublished private papers, recently declassified documents as well as interviews with more than 200 agents, Winks shows how Yale marshaled its intellectual resources to organize the intelligence services during World War II. In addition, he develops full intellectual profiles of key players such as Donald Downes, Norman Holmes Pearson and James Jesis Angleton.
“Cloak & Gown,” winner of the Intelligence Book of the Year, is a monumental work of research. As Edward Jay Epstein wrote in these pages, “Cloak & Gown” “not only gives meticulous order to the chaos of anecdotal accounts about espionage but also puts it all within the universe of verifiable knowledge.”