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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Gehlen retired in as a civil servant of West Germany, classified as a Ministerialdirektora senior grade with a generous pension; eleven years later, inhe died at the age of Conor zpy it Aug 02, After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He resented this arrangement and inthe year after his Organisation was established, Gehlen arranged for a transfer and became subordinate to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Danica marked it as to-read Dec 18, E H Cookridge is the pseudonymn of Edward Spiro. Len marked it as to-read Nov 11, Chris Greenlee marked it as to-read Jul 24, Philip rated it liked it Jun 09, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

KIRKUS REVIEW The public katzenjammer over the mysterious activities of super spy Gehlen shows no sign of letting up; instead, the din grows more boisterous — and more confusing — with each new gossipy revelation, charge, countercharge, memory thee, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.


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Derek added it Jul 12, Be the first to discover new talent! Intelligence as the Gehlen Organisation or “the Org”, a secret intelligence service composed of former intelligence hte of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.

As Gehleb, he wrote his first book ‘Secrets of the British Secret Service’ in and this contained ‘some highly coloured versions of true events’. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In exchange for his liberty and the liberty of his command prisoners of the U.

Gehlen served on the General Staff untiland was promoted to major in ; at the time of the German attack on Poland 1 September he was a staff officer in an infantry division.

Given the insatiable public interest in the trench-coat set, combined with Cookridge’s high journalistic standards and the: Gehlen was born to a Roman Catholic family; his father was a book-seller in Erfurt. The General Was a Spy: 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 and 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 cfntury labyrinthine apparatus employed by Gehlen.

Reinhard Gehlen

In Aprildespite his professionalism and the accurate military intelligence, Hitler dismissed Gehlen, soon after his promotion to major general. Matthew Wilder rated it it was ok Nov 06, Unknown Bindingpages. Ashley marked it as to-read Sep 30, Jeremiah Stover added it Jun 03, Per the dust cover gehleh the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by the Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald. John Lacey added it Sep 12, He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography.



University Press of Kentucky. Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 12, Marv marked it as to-read Mar 20, Itzik Sivosh rated it really liked it Aug 18, Or is this a “”feebleminded, fantastic and false statement”” as contended by former director of West German counterespionage and alleged defector Dr.

As the spies emerged from the shadows, Gehlen, personally, and the Gehlen Organisation, officially, were attacked by the governments of the Western powers and the Soviet Union. During the German war against the Soviet Union in —45, Gehlen’s FHO collected much tactical military-intelligence about the Red Army, and much strategic, political intelligence about the Soviet Union.

GEHLEN: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cookridge | Kirkus Reviews

Be the first to ask a question about Gehlen; spy of the century. Spy of the Century Centurry. 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?

Want to Read saving…. Sam Roach marked it as to-read Dec 24, Federal Intelligence Service Germany.