Nicholas Reynolds — Need to Know — with Dr. Andrew Hammond - at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:00pm


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This is an in-person event, and seating is first come, first served.

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This event is presented in partnership with the International Spy Museum. It is free with first come, first serve seating. 

Historian and former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds, the New York Times bestselling author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, uncovers the definitive history of American intelligence during World War II, illuminating its key role in securing victory.

Nicholas Reynolds has worked in the fields of modern military history and intelligence off and on for forty years, with some unusual detours. Freshly minted PhD from Oxford University in hand, he joined the United States Marine Corps in the 1970s, serving as an infantry officer and then as a historian. As a colonel in the reserves, he eventually became officer in charge of field history, deploying historians around the world to capture history as it was being made. When not on duty with the USMC, he served as a CIA officer at home and abroad, immersing himself in the very human business of espionage. Most recently, he was the historian for the CIA Museum, responsible for developing its strategic plan and helping to turn remarkable artifacts into compelling stories. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University and, with his wife, Becky, cares for rescue pugs.

Reynolds will be joined in conversation with, Dr. Andrew Hammond, Historian & Curator at the International Spy Museum, where he hosts the podcast “SpyCast,” and is a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. He has taught international relations and modern history at institutions on both sides of the Atlantic and has supplied expert commentary to outlets such as BBC News, CNN, Cheddar, Sky News Arabia, and Alhurra. He has a BA (first class), MA (distinction), and Ph.D. from the University of Warwick. He has held fellowships at the Library of Congress, the British Library, New York University and was a Mellon Public Humanities Fellow at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. He served in the Royal Air Force (1998-2005) with secondments to a British Army HQ G2 intelligence unit and to a Royal Navy Fleet Photographic Unit. His forthcoming book, “Struggles for Freedom”: US Foreign Policy and Afghanistan Since 1979, will be published in 2022, and he is working on another book that tells the story of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror through the voices of military and intelligence veterans. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence By Nicholas Reynolds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062967473
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - September 6th, 2022