Gehlen; spy of the century, has 9 ratings and 1 review. Charlie said: The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. I have come across references to the “Ge. LibraryThing Review. User Review – robeik – LibraryThing. Lots of detail about post-war intellegence operations in (West) Germany in the 20 years post-World. 2 2 APR Ur/-\LrJ /05/ CIA-RDP’f R ehien: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cook idge (Random House; $10) CPYRGHT CPYRG’H.T. The’General.

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Be the first to ask a question about Gehlen; spy of the century. Cookridge’s relatively low-keyed, exhaustively researched biography of Gehlen — the man who “”found his inspiration in the dark corridors of intrigue and subversion”” first as Hitler’s chief intelligence officer for the Russian front, then in the pay of Allen Dulles spt the CIA, and finally as head of the West German Federal Intelligence Service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst, which he developed into the most effective anti-Communist spy network in the world — not only clarifies many of these questions but provides a clear description of the labyrinthine apparatus employed by Gehlen.

Be the first to discover new talent! As Cookridge, he wrote his first book ‘Secrets of the British Secret Service’ in and this contained ‘some highly coloured versions of true events’. Gehlen initially selected ex-intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht as tne eventually, the organisation comprised some 4, anti-communist secret agents. There was a problem adding your email address. Since he started working for the U.

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University Press of Kentucky. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff.


Sam Roach centuury it as to-read Dec 24, Marv marked it as to-read Mar 20, Inhe joined the Reichswehr. The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate.


Len marked it as to-read Nov 11, No trivia or quizzes yet. Chris marked it as to-read Cntury 26, Most of his works under the Cookridge pseudonymn are concerned with spies and spying, including books on George Blake and Kim Philby.

Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked ggehlen Apr 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. Colonel Reinhard Gehlen, c. How did Gehlen manage to scoop the CIA and British intelligence by acquiring the text of Khrushchev’s destalinization speech in a matter of weeks?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Or is this a “”feebleminded, fantastic and false statement”” as contended by former director of West German counterespionage and alleged defector Dr. Sp exchange for his liberty and the liberty of his command prisoners of the U.

Understanding that the Soviet Union would defeat and occupy the Third ReichGehlen ordered the FHO intelligence files copied to microfilm ; the FHO files proper were stored in water-tight drums and buried in various locations in the Austrian Alps.

In Aprildespite his professionalism and the accurate military intelligence, Hitler dismissed Gehlen, soon after his promotion to major general. For anyone interested in the military history of WWII and the murky conflict of the Cold War this book is a nice source of obscure information, and well-presented. Please provide an email address. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The FHO archives were unearthed and secretly taken to Camp King, ostensibly without the knowledge of the camp commander.


Itzik Sivosh rated it really lf it Aug 18, He resented this arrangement and inthe year after his Centurj was established, Gehlen arranged for a transfer and became subordinate to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA.

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Keith marked it as to-read Dec 22, He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography. Want to Read saving…. The British government was especially hostile towards Gehlen, and the politically liberal British press ensured full publication of the existence of the Gehlen Organisation, which compromised the operation. To ask other readers questions about Gehlen; spy of the century,centuru sign up. Federal Intelligence Service Germany.

Intelligence as the Gehlen Organisation or “the Org”, a secret intelligence service composed of former intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.

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Gehlen was born to a Roman Catholic family; his father was a book-seller in Erfurt. Otto John in the Times recently? Creolebeige added it Jun 04, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.