Vincennes Native Writes Book With Look Into The CIA

A Vincennes native is the author of a first of its kind book that takes a unique look at the CIA.

In his new book, “Gentleman in the Shadows: Benjamin C. Evans Jr. and the Central Intelligence Agency,” author Douglas Wissing tells the story of one of Evans, a covert CIA officer and top-level executive during the darkest days of the Cold War.

According to a release sent by the he Indiana Historical Society, the story follows Evans from his childhood in Depression-era Crawfordsville, Indiana, to Washington, D.C., working within the CIA.

According to the IHS, Evans was a CIA officer for more than 20 years, and managed the government agency through four Presidents and seven Directors of Central Intelligence.

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