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

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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.

About the Author


Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg and In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music," " and is the editor of the Library of America s Baseball: A Literary Anthology. He is also a contributor to "The" "New Yorker, The American Scholar, "and "The New York Times Magazine." A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy. He and his wife live in New York."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679762898
ISBN-10: 0679762892
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 30th, 1995
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Vintage