Agent 146 by Erich Gimpel
The True Story of a Nazi Spy in America

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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.

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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.
Published January 3, 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime, War, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Near the end of the war, his superiors sent him across the Atlantic aboard U-1230 in company with an appropriately spineless American traitor named “Billy,” who, unremarkably, got drunk and betrayed Gimpel to the FBI—but not before the spy had sent back to Germany the intelligence that the atom b...

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Much of the book makes for breathless reading—his plan to destroy the Panama Canal,his 46-day U-boat voyage across the Atlantic, his clandestine entry into the U.S., his suspicion-fraught dealings with the unreliable Colepaugh in New York, his furtive love affair with an American woman unaware of...

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