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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Most of his works under the Cookridge pseudonymn are concerned with spies and spying, including books on George Blake and Kim Philby. Creolebeige added it Jun 04, Danica marked it as to-read Dec 18, In Aprildespite his professionalism and the accurate military intelligence, Hitler dismissed Gehlen, soon after his promotion to major general.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat As the spies emerged from the shadows, Gehlen, personally, oof the Gehlen Organisation, officially, were attacked by the governments of the Western powers and the Soviet Union. To ask other readers questions about Gehlen; spy of the century,please sign up.

Gehlen retired in as a civil servant of West Germany, classified as a Ministerialdirektora senior grade with a generous pension; eleven years later, in geheln, he died at the gehken of The Der Spiegel affair which brought down Strauss?


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads wpy. The FHO collection of both military and political intelligence from captured Red Army soldiers assured Gehlen’s post—WWII survival as a Western anti—Communist spymaster, with networks of spies and secret agents in the countries of Soviet-occupied Europe. Chris marked it as to-read Nov 26, Gehlen was reclusive, not granting interviews with journalists and not allowing himself to be photographed.

Jeremiah Stover added it Jun 03, Cookridge himself would seem to be an interesting person. He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography. Since he started working for the U. Views Read Edit View history.

Oct 02, Charlie Brown rated it really liked it. For anyone interested in gehoen military history of WWII and the murky conflict of the Cold War this book is a nice source of obscure information, and well-presented. The public katzenjammer over gehleh 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 lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.

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Suzanne added it Feb 18, Inhe joined the Reichswehr. Spy of the Century By. Vijayekkumaran M added it Jan 31, The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. Among their successes was Operation Bohemia, a major effort of anti-communist counter-espionage.

E H Cookridge is the pseudonymn of Edward Spiro. Trivia About Gehlen; spy of th No trivia or quizzes yet. While this was a civilian office, he was also a lieutenant-general in the Reserve forces of the Bundeswehrthe highest-ranking reserve-officer in the military of West Germany.


Gehlen’s cadre of FHO intelligence-officers produced faithful, true, and accurate field-intelligence about the Red Army that contradicted rear-echelon perceptions of the Eastern battle front, which Hitler dismissed as defeatismphilosophically harmful to the Nazi sp against ” Judeo-Bolshevism ” in Russia. After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff.

In Julythe U. Robert is currently reading it Jan 15, Marv marked it as to-read Mar 20, Be the first to discover new talent!

Much of his professional life he and his family resided within the highly-secured Gehlen Organization compound at Pullach. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Intelligence as the Gehlen Organisation or “the Org”, a secret intelligence service composed of former intelligence centuty of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.


Gehlen was regarded as “one of the most gehlwn Cold War spymasters. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Retrieved from ” https: Keith marked it as to-read Dec 22,