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A North Africa Story: The Anthropologist as OSS Agent, 1941-1943
A North Africa Story: The Anthropologist as OSS Agent, 1941-1943
By Carleton S. Coon
Gambit Press, 1980, 146 pp

Carleton Coon, the Harvard anthropologist, was an OSS cloak-and-dagger man in North Africa during World War II. Immediately after the events he dictated his recollections, here printed. The material is rough, sometimes confusing, and yet interesting as a picture of the romantic and unconventional character of the OSS.