|Born||April 19, 1919|
|Died||January 24, 2007(aged 87)|
|Occupation||journalist, WWII spy, & author|
He was war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune and CBS during World War II. In 1943 he was recruited by the OSS and utilized as an undercover agent in Italy in 1944. In 1962 he published his diary, titled A Spy in Rome (New York: Simon & Schuster).
He was the father of author Ptolemy Tompkins.
His Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids and The Magic of Obelisks have become classics in the history and possible purpose of these extremely ancient structures.
- Richard Harris Smith (1972). OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency. University of California Press. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-0-520-02023-8.
- Associated Press obituary, International Herald Tribune, January 24, 2007
- 2004 profile of Peter Tompkins in Italian magazine "The American."
- Obituary and Tribute to Peter Tompkins at Cryptomundo.com
- Article by Tompkins on the OSS and Italian Partisans in World War II at Central Intelligence Agency
- Article on Spies in WWII by Tompkins
- Peter Tompkins at the Internet Movie Database
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