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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII by [Miller, Scott]
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“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)

“Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and those of the German resistance, explaining how they intersected and where they parted. He gives readers wonderful details throughout—for example, one assassination plot against Hitler used bottles of Cointreau because the designated bombs fitted exactly into the square-shaped bottles. The story as a whole is intriguing, but the desperately ingenious plots of the German resistance against Hitler are the most riveting parts of this clandestine history.” (Booklist)

“A doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II. As recounted by former Wall Street Journal correspondent Miller, before orchestrating coups in places like Iran, Guatemala, and Cuba, Dulles was a dashing and dedicated operative for the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA) charged with helping to keep tabs on Hitler and his Nazi henchmen. . . . Entertaining for both its historical insights into WWII and its dramatic narrative.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Scott Miller has produced a real-life spy thriller with Allen Dulles in the leading role, neutral Switzerland as the stage, and the fate of Nazi Germany’s brave but often hapless resisters hanging in the balance. Agent 110 is a truly mesmerizing tale, illuminating the shadow war during the big war--and signaling the opening act of the Cold War.” (Andrew Nagorski, author of The Nazi Hunters and Hitlerland)

“If you are interested in how the United States was transformed from a nation of “gentlemen do not read each other's mail” to our current surveillance state—and who isn't?—Scott Miller's Agent 110 will astonish you.  Told with verve and grounded in history, Miller's narrative brings fresh and human details to the story of how we defeated the Nazis and swiftly entered the Cold War.  The complex and flawed spymaster Allen Dulles is a compelling central character.” (Kati Marton, author of True Believer and The Great Escape)

Agent 110, set in Switzerland in the middle of World War II, has all the great ingredients of intrigue and suspense: spies, sex, traitors, heroes, even a famous psychiatrist, in a riveting narrative built around the plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Allen Dulles is a master spy to remember and Scott Miller’s book is a work of history one won’t forget.” (Christopher Dickey, Foreign Editor, The Daily Beast)

“Agent 110 shows how the legendary spymaster Allen Dulles, who was the CIA's longest-serving director, learned his craft in World War II with the Office the of Strategic Services. This is a gripping and suspenseful tale of how Dulles plotted against Nazi Germany, negotiated the surrender of German forces in Northern Italy and viewed the Soviet Union warily at the beginning of the Cold War in which he would lead the CIA. Agent 110 has nothing in common with James Bond. This book explains masterfully what real spies do and what Allen Dulles did.” (Charles Pinck, President, The OSS Society, Inc.)

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The “lively and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich.

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.

Scott Miller’s “absorbing and bracing” (The Seattle Times) 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.

Agent 110 is “a doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II” (Kirkus Reviews). “Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and those of the German resistance” (Booklist) to bring to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13528 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (7 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HMXV268
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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