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The Catcher Was a Spy The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679762892
ISBN-13: 9780679762898
Sku: 30119019
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  480
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A portrait of Moe Berg describes the colorful, vagabond life of the baseball player and spy, detailing his wartime exploits as an OSS operative gathering information on Hitlers atomic bomb project. Reprint. *Author: Dawidoff, Nicholas *Subtitle: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg *Publication Date: 1995/06/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. Here, Dawidoff provides "a careful and sympathetic biography" (Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man. Photos.A portrait of Moe Berg describes the colorful, vagabond life of the baseball player and spy, detailing his wartime exploits as an OSS operative gathering information on Hitler's atomic bomb project
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The biography of Moe Berg, sometime major-league catcher, sometime spy, sometime lawyer, and full-time enigma. Berg, a Princeton graduate and Wall Street lawyer who played sporadically (and not very well) with the major leagues between 1923 and 1939, was recruited by Wild Bill Donovan for the OSS during World War II, and he eventually was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his work in Germany collecting information for the H-bomb project. A Jew, Berg was the odd man out in nearly every world he inhabited--the Ivy League, baseball, Wall Street, the OSS--and Dawidoff neatly emphasizes how his sense of himself as an outsider worked marvelously to his advantage in espionage, just as it had inhibited and held him back everywhere else.

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USA Today
"One of the year's most compulsively readable biographies. Tells the unique story of Moe Berg, the phlegmatic major leaguer....Its best pages uncover fascinating details about Berg's clandestine career in 'Wild Bill' Donovan's O.S.S. during and after World War II." - Bruce Allen

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0480
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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