Swindler, serial bigamist, jail bird, theatrical promoter, and alleged spy for Abraham Lincoln, William Alvin Lloyd (1822–1869) was a man representative of the worst of his times, as the authors in
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As the dust of World War II appears in the rearview mirror of our memories, it takes a special book to explain the inner workings of the Washington, DC, establishment of the late 1930s/early 1940s
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