Books: Nazi Pinwheel

THE SECRET FRONT (327 pp.)—Wilhelm Hoettl—Praeger ($3.95)

Any big or little wheel of Nazi Germany who rolls long and far enough can apparently come to rest on the lists of a U.S. publisher. Unregenerate Nazis get there with the rest. Austrian-born Wilhelm Hoettl, 38, qualifies with the very first sentence of his book, The Secret Front: "I do not propose to start by moralizing on my reasons for entering the German Secret Service."

Hoettl, a graduate student in Vienna University when he entered the secret service, rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel...

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