COPELAND, MILES AXE, JR., 1916-1991

Biography:

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.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

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.

Joint_Publication(s):

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

Updated 11-20-2012