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Agent 110 : an American spymaster and the German resistance in WWII / Scott Miller.

Author/creator Miller, Scott, 1960- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York ; London ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, March 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxii, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Variant title Agent One Ten
Contents Time line -- Principal characters -- Portal on the Reich -- "I have never believed in turning back" -- The "eternal plotter" -- "Roosevelt's emissary" -- Unconditional surrender -- "Because you're you" -- "A Yankee Doodle-Dandy" -- "Utterly without scruples" -- "Imposing their brand of domination" -- Two bottles of Cointreau -- "Who, me? Jealous?" -- "There is just the glimmer of a chance that this man is on the square" -- "You could have peace in eight days" -- "I wouldn't tell Dulles" -- The Committee for a Free Germany -- "Twenty percent for liberation and eighty percent for Russia" -- "A high-tension power line" -- "The qualities of a genius" -- "Obviously a plant" -- "Now all is lost" -- "I trembled with emotion" -- "I do not understand what our policy is" -- "The Soviet maintains a steady flow into the Reich of constructive ideas" -- "Aren't they ready to act yet?" -- The wolf's lair -- "Communism is not what Germany needs" -- "I never saw them so completely downtrodden" -- Reunion with Donovan -- Light had gone out -- "I felt that the walls of the cellar were about to collapse around me" -- "An implacable enemy of Bolshevism" -- "A common desire to know what the Germans were planning" -- "Gero, are you standing or sitting?" -- "I can see how much you and Allen care for each other" -- "I was puzzled about what the Soviets would do with this information" -- "I may be crazy" -- "I cannot avoid a feeling of bitter resentment toward your informers" -- "This is the most terrible news I've ever had" -- "In view of complications which have arisen with Russians" -- An overloaded Mercedes-Benz -- "I will never forget what you have done for me" -- "Countless thousands of parents would bless you" -- The crown jewels -- "It was three allies and one enemy" -- "Most of my time is spent reliving those exciting days" -- Postscript -- The characters.
Abstract In November 1942, American spymaster Allen Dulles slipped into Switzerland just before Nazi forces sealed the border. His mission: to report on the inner workings of the Third Reich. Code-named Agent 110 by the OSS, he discovered a network of Germans -- industrialists, students, diplomats, and generals -- conspiring to overthrow Hitler. Dulles was reluctant to help what looked like a lost cause. The Gestapo had penetrated anti-Nazi rings, rounding up their members with ruthless efficiency. Brave attempts to stage a coup or blow Hitler's plane from the sky had failed. Dulles also knew there was little appetite in Washington for giving the German underground what they coveted most -- the assurance that Germany would be well treated after the war. Instead, President Franklin Roosevelt would accept nothing less from Germany than unconditional surrender. Aided by his mistress, an American journalist, Dulles built a network of secret agents and secured the trust of resistance leaders. In clandestine meetings on bridges, in cemeteries, and high in the Alps, he became convinced that Moscow aimed to dominate postwar Europe. His new German friends offered him a chance to thwart those ambitions. Agent 110 organized commando raids and schemed to protect his informants from the Gestapo. He desperately sought Washington's support in Operation Valkyrie, a plan that nearly succeeded in killing Hitler, and worked with a ruthless Nazi SS general to secure the surrender of all German forces in Italy. Dulles himself would eventually lead the CIA during the Cold War, driven by his wartime distrust of the Soviets.
General note"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 287-298) and index.
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LCCN 2016025790
ISBN9781451693386 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
ISBN1451693389 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
ISBN9781451693393 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
ISBN1451693397 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
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Stock numberSimon & Schuster, Order Dept 100 Front st, Riverside, NJ, USA, 08075 SAN 200-2442

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