Mainz: v. Hase & Koehler Verlag, 1971.
Signed by Gehlen on title page dated September 16, 1971. First edition. 424 pp. Original red cloth with black title band, spine lettered in gilt. In German. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. An uncommon signature.
The autobiography of the "Grand Old Man" or eminence grise of German intelligence, founder of the federal intelligence service the Bundesnachrichtendienst, which was formerly known as the Gehlen Org. He successfully jumped from serving as Hitler's chief of military intelligence on the Eastern Front to the Allies' side at the close of the war, becoming the chief spymaster of postwar Germany and a key Western ally in the early Cold War. Item #140937510