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Reference Materials

Adams, Jefferson. Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2009.

Peake, Studies 54.1 (Mar. 2010) and Intelligencer 54.1 (Winter-Spring 2010), sees this work accomplishing its purpose in an "exemplary fashion.... The dictionary portion has more than 1,000 entries that focus on Germany ... but also includes some Austrian organizations and operations.... There is an excellent bibliographic essay."

Kahn, David. "Intelligence Studies on the Continent." Intelligence and National Security 23, no. 2 (Apr. 2008): 249-275.

The scholarship of David Kahn never ceases to amaze. Here, he reviews the literature on intelligence coming out of France, Germany, and Spain.

Roewer, Helmut, Stefan Schäfer, and Matthias Uhl, eds. Lexikon der Geheimdienste im 20. Jahrhundert [Encyclopedia of Intelligence Services in the 20th Century]. Munich: Herbig Verlag, 2003.

Maddrell, I&NS 20.2 (Jun. 2005), comments that that "[a]nyone with a serious interest in intelligence who is able to read German will want a copy [of this work].... Much of the information the book contains is very useful." However, there is "the occasional mistake. These tend to affect services other than the German and Russian, reflecting the fact that the editors are no longer in their area of expertise." Although "the lack of references to sources weakens" this work, it still "represents a formidable body of knowledge."

For Doerries, JIH 4.1, this work "will be a useful tool for historians outside of Germany seeking introductory data on German agents and events as well as on specific German views on intelligence in the 20th century.... [T]he editors have included a considerable amount of data known to the professional historian but of considerable interest to a less informed general public.... [T]he absence ... of a general index is a serious flaw often preventing the reader from finding names and operations related to a context."

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