The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 453 pages
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Moe Berg was a baseball player and a spy, and one of the most colorful men ever to pursue either line of work. Long the source of speculation and fascination, Berg's life has never before been pieced together so seamlessly and to such riveting effect as it is now in this superb biography. 16 pages of photos.

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Review: The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

User Review  - Kristin-Leigh - Goodreads

A really engaging look at a little-known individual from US history. I love all things esoteric, so I picked this up at the beginning of the summer and spent a month reading it between novels. Well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Steinberg - Goodreads

I read this book about 8 years ago. I found it fascinating and extremely well-researched. The author did a good job keeping the material from being dry and it read like a novel. I like this trait and ... Read full review

Contents

Who Was Moe Berg?
3
Professor Moe 1
11
Runt Wolfe i 9
28
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of three previous books. "The Fly Swatter "was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and "In the Country of Country" was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by "Conde Nast Traveler." He is also the editor of the Library of America's "Baseball: A Literary Anthology." A Guggenheim, Civitella Ranieri and Berlin Prize Fellow, he is currently the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University.

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