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OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army

OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army

Ann Todd |
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018   |   12:15-1:45 PM   |  SRH 3.122

On Thursday, February 22, the Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center, and Strauss Center, in partnership with the LBJ School's Research Colloquium, hosted Dr. Ann Todd for a public talk on her recently published book OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army.

Operation Black Mail recounts the story of Elizabeth "Betty" P. Macintosh – a woman who spent eighteen months serving in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) fighting on the front lines of psychological warfare in the Second World War. Dr. Todd completed her research into Betty's service as part of her dissertation project while earning a Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin. She will share Betty's story along with insights on transforming a dissertation into a commercially published book. 

Dr. Todd has been a contributing author and consultant for the National Geographic Society, presented at various national parks about OSS operations, and served as a staff historian at the National Museum of Marine Corps. 

A light lunch will be served, but seating is limited for the event. 

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