|Born||Barton Stewart Whaley|
May 26, 1928
San Francisco, California
|Died||August 3, 2013 (age 85) |
Dr. Bart Whaley was a military intelligencer, historian, and amateur student of magic.
Bart Whaley graduated with a BA in Chinese Studies from University of California, Berkeley in 1951. He served in the US Army Psychological Warfare Intelligence unit headquartered in Tokyo during the Korean War. After the war, he attended London University School of Oriental and African Studies on the GI Bill then received his Doctorate in strategic deception analysis at MIT in 1969.
Dr. Whaley co-designed and managed, starting in the 1960s, several senior and mid-level political-military and counter-terrorist simulations.
He was later a research professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
- The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic (1989) which won The John U. Zweers Scholarship Award.
- Who's Who in Magic (1990) which won the Henry Ridgely Evans History Award (with Martin Gardner & Jeff Busby).
- The Man Who Was Erdnase (1991) which won the SAM Special Library Award.
- Orson Welles: The Man Who Was Magic - e-book- 2006.