Leaving the chaos of postwar Germany for an uncertain future, 17-year-old Gerhardt Thamm arrived in America in 1948 with little more than his American birth certificate. With minimal command of English and little formal education, he enlisted in the Army and quickly found himself assigned to operations where his German language abilities were put to use. With the Soviet Union's emergence as a potential adversary, Thamm was recruited into the Army's clandestine services, where he operated as a secret agent in Germany, under multiple identities. This richly detailed personal narrative tells Thamm's incredible story (with more than two dozen photographs and sketches).surveillance, and in what the instructor called asurreptitious entrya: burglary, safe cracking, and lock-picking. ... He even brought from storage a complete door with doorframe and a normal house or office-type lock. All the devices appeared toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Making of a Spy|
|Author||:||Gerhardt B. Thamm|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2010-03-12|