Nicholas Reynolds — Need to Know

In partnership with Politics and Prose

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Friday, September 9, 2022
7:00 PM ET
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This event is being held at Politics and Prose - 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008

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 interviewed by Dr. Andrew Hammond. Hammond is 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.

This event is presented in partnership with Politics & Prose. It is free with first come, first serve seating at Politics & Prose.