Musician, espionage agent; political consultant, author. Born– July 16, 1916, Birmingham. Parents– Miles Axe and Leonore (Armstrong) Copeland. Married– Elizabeth Lorraine Adie, September 25, 1942. Children– Four. Worked as a jazz trumpeter and arranger  in the 1930′s; played with several leading bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Served in the U.S. Army in World War II; assigned to the counter-espionage branch of the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA; worked for the CIA 1945-53 and 1955-57. Worked as a business and political consultant to Middle Eastern governments and private firms.  Contributed articles to magazines, newspapers, and management journals;  co-authored a television film on the British spy Kim Philby. Received the Legion of Merit, the Croix de Guerre, and Presidential Citation. Died January 14, 1991.


Contemporary Authors online.


Beyond Cloak and Dagger. S.l.; Pinacle Books, 1976.

The Game of Nations. London; Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1969.

The Game Player; the Confessions of the CIA’s Original Political Operative. London; Aurum Press, 1989.

The Real Spy World. London; Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1976.

Staffs and Staff Work. S.l.; U. S. Army, 1950.

Without Cloak and Dagger. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1975.


Colloquial Damascene Arabic Dictionary. S.l.; s.n., 1952.

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