E.H. Cookridge is the pseudonym for Edward Spiro. Constantinides, p. 133.
Cookridge, E.H. Gehlen -- Spy of the Century. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1971. New York: Random House, 1972.
NameBase: "Of the 24 chapters, nine concern Gehlen as a loyal Nazi, one chapter describes the deal with the Americans in 1945-1946, and 14 follow Gehlen's career in West Germany.... The East kept complaining about all the ex-Nazis on Gehlen's staff; in this book Cookridge shows convincingly that 'this was not in fact far from the truth' (page 271)." The reviewer for Studies 16.3 (Fall 1972) calls this work "inaccurate.... It is written in a quite racy style ... and it is chock full of errors."
Cookridge, E.H. Inside SOE: The Story of Special Operations in Western Europe 1940-45. London: Arthur Barker, 1966. Abbreviated U.S. ed. Set Europe Ablaze: The Inside Story of Special Operations Executive: Churchill's Daring Plan to Defeat Germany through Sabotage, Espionage, & Subversion. New York: Crowell, 1967. Mettez lEurope à feu: organisation et action du SOE en Europe occidentale, 1940-1945. Paris: Fayard, 1968.
Bross, Studies 11.2 (Spring 1967), finds that while the author has a propensity for "tabloidese," he does provide "an appreciation of the ingenuity, persistence, and determination" that distinguished SOE's "motley assortment" of personnel. In dealing with SOE activities in France, Cookridge focuses almost exclusively on "F" Section, omitting references to "RF" Section and thereby missing "some of the most exciting episodes of the French Resistance." The reviewer concludes by questioning the usefulness of this work.
Cookridge, E.H. The Many Sides of George Blake, Esq.: The Complete Dossier. Princeton, NJ: Vertex, 1970. George Blake: Double Agent. London: Hodder, 1970. New York: Ballantine, 1982.
Constantinides finds that this book does not answer the questions that still surround Blake and his activities as a Soviet agent in Britain. The book is "lacking in source notes, unreliable on many central matters, and speculative on others."
Cookridge, E.H. Sisters of Delilah: Stories of Famous Women Spies. London: Oldbourne, 1959.
Wilcox: "From ancient times to present."
Cookridge, E.H. Spy Trade. London: Hodder, 1971.
Chambers: "An examination of East-West spy exchanges. Cookridge is critical, but seems to avoid the ethical dilemma."
Cookridge, E.H. The Soviet Spy Net. London: Muller, 1954. The Net That Covers the World. New York: Holt, 1955.
Pforzheimer, Studies 6.2 (Spring 1962), sees this work as "[a] general review of Soviet intelligence activities."
Cookridge, E.H. The Third Man: The Full Story of Kim Philby. London: Barker, 1968. New York: Berkeley, 1968. [Petersen] The Third Man: The Truth about 'Kim' Philby Double Agent. Sheridan, OR: Heron Books, 1968.
Cookridge, E.H. They Came from the Sky. London: Heinemann, 1965. New York: Crowell, 1967. London: Corgi, 1976. [pb]
https://www.kirkusreviews.com notes that this book is about three SOE officers: "Harry Ree (cover name, Henri), Francis Cammaerts (Roger), and Roger Landes (Aristide). Each of these British officers was parachuted into a different section of France during World War II.... All three lived to tell the tale to the author."
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