By Scott Miller
Agent one hundred ten is Allen Dulles, a newly minted secret agent from an eminent relations. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine conferences in eating places, again roads, and fans’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans in the course of global struggle II who have been attempting to smash the country’s management. Their underground community uncovered Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who have been already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, within the post-war period.
Scott Miller’s “absorbing and bracing” (The Seattle Times) Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground sought after assurances from Germany’s enemies that they'd deal with the rustic humanely after the struggle. If President Roosevelt sponsored the resistance, they might overthrow Hitler and shorten the warfare. yet Miller exhibits how Dulles’s negotiations fell brief. finally he was once put in command of the CIA within the Nineteen Fifties, the place he helped set the degree for US overseas coverage. along with his trust that the ends justified the potential, Dulles had no qualms approximately consorting with Nazi management or operating with resistance teams inside of different international locations to topple governments.
Agent 110 is “a doozy of a file on Allen Dulles and his early days spying in the course of global conflict II” (Kirkus Reviews). “Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and people of the German resistance” (Booklist) to deliver to lifestyles this exhilarating, and pivotal, interval of worldwide history—of determined renegades in a depressing and unsafe global the place spies, idealists, and traitors fit wits and blows to make sure their imaginative and prescient of an ideal future.
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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII by Scott Miller