Excerpt from My Adventures as a German Secret Agent I have not striven to write an autobiography. This book is merely a summary – a sort of galloping summary – of the last ten years of my existence. As such, I venture to write it because my life has been bound up in enterprises in which the world is interested. It has been my fortune to be a witness and sometimes an actor in that drama of secret diplomacy which has been going on for so long and which in such a large way has been responsible for this World War. There are many scenes in that drama which have no place in this book – many events with which I am familiar that I have not touched upon. My aim has been to describe only those things with which I was personally concerned and which I know to be true.