In Memoriam

    Hal Vaughan, 1928-2013



Hal W. Vaughan passed away on October 17, 2013. He had been a newsman, foreign correspondent, and documentary film producer working in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia since 1957. Throughout his career, he was involved in CIA operations and has served as a spokesman to US delegations negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, disarmament, the Kennedy Round of Trade agreements, and the Geneva international conference for peace in Laos.

Vaughan was the author of Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War; Doctor to the Resistance: The Heroic True Story of an American Surgeon and His Family in Occupied Paris ; FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa; and A Purple Heart at Far Acre Farm.


Praise for Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War by Hal Vaughan:

“…This is not a book about style or design. It is a frank and unsentimental portrait of a figure that fashion writers are nearly incapable of criticizing…” -- Isabel Schwab, The New Republic

Hal's final work, a Roman à clef, covered his early days as a young (very young!) spy.