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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Reinhard Gehlen – Wikipedia

What was Gehlen’s real role in the French Picard affair? Per the dust cover of the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by the Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald. As the spymaster of the Gehlen Organisation, Gehlen became president of the BND as an espionage service, until he was forced out of yehlen in In Julythe U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Among their successes was Operation Bohemia, a major effort of anti-communist counter-espionage.

Birgitte rated it really liked it Sep 18, Gehlen was the first president of the Federal Intelligence Service of West Germany from to The General Was a Spy: Gehlen became a professional soldier in during the Weimar Republic.

Gehlen; spy of the century,

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The American Army recognised his potential value as a spymaster with great knowledge of Soviet forces and anti-communist intelligence contacts in the USSR. Brad Massopust added it Feb 05, Gehlen served on the General Staff untiland was promoted to major in ; at the time of the German attack on Or 1 September he was a staff officer in an infantry division.


He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography. Want to Read saving…. Published inthis book pre-dates the Freedom of Information Act; I would expect that additional information has become available since it was written. Robert Jones marked it as to-read Oct 02, In lateat the start of the Cold War, the U.

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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 the labyrinthine apparatus employed by Gehlen.

After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff. Return to Book Page.

Trivia Gehhlen Gehlen; spy of th Cookridge himself would seem to be an interesting person. Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 12, Lists with This Book. Otto John in the Times recently? Matthew Wilder rated it it was ok Nov 06, 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, spj intelligence about the Soviet Union. Please provide an email address.


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. Be the first to discover new talent!


Philip rated wpy liked it Jun 09, Preview — Gehlen; spy of the century, by E. 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.

Gehlen; spy of the century, by E.H. Cookridge

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 lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.

Sam Roach marked it as to-read Dec 24, John Lacey added it Sep 12, Mats Larsson marked it as to-read Jul 10, Retrieved from ” https: Hantrel Greindgo marked it as to-read May 08, David rated it liked it Mar 18, Gehlen; spy of the century, by E.

Suzanne added it Feb 18, Gehlen’s cadre of FHO intelligence-officers produced faithful, true, and accurate field-intelligence gehoen the Red Army that contradicted rear-echelon perceptions of the Eastern battle front, which Hitler dismissed as defeatismphilosophically harmful to the Nazi cause against ” Judeo-Bolshevism ” in Russia.