The Counterfeit Traitor

Title:                      The Counterfeit Traitor

Author:                  Alexander Klein

Klein, Alexander (1958) The Counterfeit Traitor. New York: Holt

LCCN:    57010421

D810.S8 E7


Date Posted:      February 27, 2017

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The account of the activities of Brooklyn-born Texas oil salesman Eric Erickson in Germany, locating oil refineries for strategic targeting and gathering information on German synthetic oil production. Erickson worked out of Sweden under the sponsorship of Prince Carl Bernadotte in this remarkable British-OSS combined operation. Some episodes are slightly disguised, and the author uses fictional techniques of re-creation of dialogue. Some of Klein’s factual errors are corrected in the article “Master Spy” by journalist Lloyd Shearer in Parade, (21 August 1960, pp. 6-8).

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 208

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