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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
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Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans during World War II who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period.

Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments.

“Lively and engrossing…Miller has assembled a wonderful cast of characters.” --The Wall Street Journal

“Absorbing and bracing . . . compelling . . . A colorful cast of supporting characters populates Agent 110. . . . an outstanding contribution to the long shelf of books about one of the most remarkable periods — and one of the most remarkable figures — in the history of American espionage.” --The Seattle Times

[Paperback, 368 pages, Scott Miller (Author)]

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