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Publisher Comments:

The spellbinding autobiography of one of the only Nazi spies to reach American soil.

September 1944. Germany is burning at both ends and the Reich is crumbling. Word has drifted back to Berlin that the Americans are testing a secret weapon of unbelievable destruction. A weapon that will win the war. The Fuhrer himself calls upon Agent 146 in a last ditch effort to sabotage America's atomic program.

Two months later, a German U-boat surfaces off the coast of Maine. Agent 146 and an American turncoat named William Collepaugh sneak ashore. Down the coast they go, ending up in New York. Once there, a fascinating game of cat and mouse begins as the FBI attempts to close in on the elusive Nazi spy.

Never before published in the U. S., Agent 146 is an intriguing tale of espionage under the Reich. Within these pages are fascinating accounts of the Nazis' plans to sabotage the Allies--from sending in commandos to capture Gibraltar to blowing up the Panama Canal. Agent 146 is a must read memoir for any World War II history buff.

Book News Annotation:

This is the memoir of German spy Gimpel, recounting how he was recruited into espionage by German Military Intelligence in 1935, his assignment to sabotage the Panama Canal during World War II, his infiltration into the United States on a failed mission to disrupt the U.S. atomic program, and his years in captivity following his capture. Translated from the German text r Deutschland/> (1957). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Agent 146 is a man named Erich Gimpel who was recruited by the Reich to spy on America. He was caught in New York in January 1945, sentenced to hang, but then given a last-minute pardon. Erich Gimpel returned home to Germany and died in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312307974
Subtitle:
The True Story of a Nazi Spy in America
Author:
Gimpel, Erich
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Espionage, german
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Series Volume:
107-182
Publication Date:
20030103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.28x6.30x1.00 in. .99 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Espionage

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