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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Walter F. Murphy pdf (95,349 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Walter F. Murphy
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (95,349 Bytes)
Date:
1980
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Murphy, Walter F.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 35
Folder Number: 96
Unique Identifier:
BBAQQS
Accession Number:
81
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Murphy, Walter F.
Transcript:
Walter Murphy
OSS in Vatican -- Your novel.
This is probably in the category of mailing coals to Newcastle, but here are some possibly pertinent notes:
Peter Hoffmann's "History of the German Resistance" documents Father Leiber's role and some other interesting detail
BF Smith and E. Agarossi on "Operation Sunrise" updates Allen Dulles own account. This event has already inspired some "fiction": T. Wiseman -- Day Before Sunrise.
Anthony Cave Brown (Bodyguard of Lies) also makes a number of references to Vatican roles, and is fairly meticulous about documentation.
P.S. I told you I was a WW2 history buff!
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Brown has also edited a belated (and surely incomplete) "Secret War Report of the OSS" (Berkley Medallions paperback) Its chapter on the Italian Resistance may have some interest.
The possible role of the Vatican in Badoglio's accession ('43) and in Kesselring's withdrawal from Rome and open-city declaration (June '44) has, since the events, intrigued me -- and is conspicuously unmentioned in the histories I know.
How are you going to follow a spy in the Vatican during W.W.2 without getting into some very contentious history?
I look forward . . . . .
Yours,
Joshua Lederberg
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