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Lot 81. Allen Dulles. (1893-1969) Dulles was active in the State Department’s Foreign Service during World War I and in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He was director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1953-1961), an organization which he helped establish. Dulles practiced law with his older brother, John Foster Dulles.

Signed book: The Secret Surrender. By Allen Dulles. 6x9, hard cover, jacket with price clipped. Illustrated. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, (1966). 268 pages, indexed. Stated first edition. Signed and inscribed on half title.

In this compellingly suspenseful narrative, Allen Dulles tells the full story of one of the most successful intelligence operations of our time, Operation Sunrise (known in Britain as Operation Crossword), which effected the surrender of a million Nazi and Fascist forces in World War II. The surrender was signed on April 29, 1945 at Allied headquarters in Caserta, Italy, and led directly to the final German capitulation at Rheims a week later. In very good condition, front of jacket has light ink stain.

MB. $40. Est. $120

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