Dulles, Allen

Dulles, Allen (Welsh)

(1893–1969) diplomat, public official; born in Watertown, N.Y. (brother of John Foster Dulles). After serving in the U.S. Foreign Service (1916–26), he became a lawyer. In 1947 he assisted drawing up the legislation establishing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); he became its first civilian director (1953–61). Responsible for several notorious covert operations, he was forced to resign after the failure at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. He served on the Warren Commission (1963–64) investigating President Kennedy's assassination.
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The siblings depicted in Stephen Kinzer's The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War were nearly opposites.
For instance, Stephen Kinzer, author of he Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War began his talk by noting that his publisher did not want him there, since the library doesn't sell books.
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War provides a biographical history and comes from an award-winning former foreign correspondent and author who reveals the nearly-forgotten history of two brothers who changed America.
Kinzer was in town Wednesday to talk about his recently released book, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War,'' with the Worcester World Affairs Council.