Books: Dear Reinie

THE GENERAL WAS A SPY by HEINZ HOHNE and HERMANN ZOLLING 377 pages. Coward-McCann & Geoghegan. $8.95.

GEHLEN: SPY OF THE CENTURY by E.H. COOKRIDGE 402 pages. Random House. $10.

THE GAME OF THE FOXES by LADISLAS FARAGO 696 pages. McKay. $11.95.

While waiting for further communiques from the nostalgia front—Richard Burton's Mussolini and the return of the crew cut, perhaps—the American public is being deafened by old spies and their chroniclers whispering: "Now it can be told."

An alert literary scavenger named Ladislas Farago dug a tin box of German intelligence papers out of...

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