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Robert Bogardus Parker (1906–1955)

Author of Passport to Peril

Also includes: Robert B. Parker (2), Robert Parker (4)

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A lifelong newspaper man, Parker reported from behind enemy lines during World War II, bringing home news from Germany, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Japan. He was also an agent for the OSS—the precursor to the CIA—and had a hand in freeing Jewish prisoners in Europe and carrying out communications activities for the U.S. Back home after the war, Parker worked as United Nations bureau chief for the New York Daily News. He wrote three books decades before his namesake (no relation) began writing the best-selling Spenser novels.
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