Diplomat among Warriors

Title:                      Diplomat among Warriors

Author:                 Robert D. Murphy

Murphy, Robert D. (1964). Diplomat among Warriors. Garden City, NY: Doubleday

LCCN:    64011305

E744 .M87


Date Posted:      September 16, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The autobiography of a career diplomat who was designated by President RooseveIt as his personal secret agent to obtain information regarding North Africa before its invasion. In 1940 Murphy was charge d’affaires in wartime Vichy when he was recalled to Washington to be made a private information source for the president and for General Eisenhower. Returning to North Africa he set up his own information system and communications system for relaying information to be used in the invasion planning. Later he became the first political advisor on the personal staff of General Eisenhower. In that capacity he was involved in the invasion of Italy and the conquest and occupation of Germany. This book provides a different insight into the intelligence picture of World War II.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 148

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