Assessment of Men: Selection of Personnel for the Office of Strategic Services

New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1948). First Edition. First Printing. Black & white photos, data tables. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi, 541 pages. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. Bound in brick red cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled and ruled in black and silver gilt. Browning to front endpapers, as if from an old clipping laid in (not now present). Prior owner name on front pastedown, with significant underlining and marginalia to last chapter. Dust jacket has a bit of fading to spine, chips at spine ends, and general rubs and edge wear.

Scarce account of the groundbreaking attempt by psychologists and psychiatrists to assess the merits of men and women recruited for the Office of Strategic Services toward the end of World War II. By late 1943 the year-old OSS was busily and somewhat hazardously recruiting personnel without any sort of formal screening process. This risky situation led to the creation of the psychological-psychiatric assessment unit herein described in detail. Scarce first edition, particularly in dust jacket.

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