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Mark Bradley '78 to Lecture on His Book “A Very Principled Boy”

Mark Bradley, a former CIA analyst and currently a Department of Justice attorney, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Duncan Lee: Joseph Stalin’s Rhodes Scholar Spy.” A book signing will follow.

Bradley, W&L Class of 1978, and a Rhodes Scholar, is the author of the 2014 book, “A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior,” a study of Duncan Lee’s double-life as OSS executive and Soviet Union spy. (Lee was a descendant of Robert E. Lee.)

“In his swift, absorbing and damning book, Mark Bradley brings the gavel down on Lee’s guilt and explains how he eluded prosecution,” says Peter Finn, national security editor at The Washington Post, says of “A Very Principled Boy.” “Bradley combines a lawyerly ability to build his case with a gift for storytelling to make the life of this cautious, smaller-than-life character more than the footnote it was.”