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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User Review  - DMatty5 - LibraryThing

Over-written and over-long (by more than 300 pages!!!), the story of Moe Berg might have made a good Sports Illustrated article. Stretched to nearly 400 pages, this book has little to recommend it. I certainly can't. Read full review

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User Review  - iluvvideo - LibraryThing

A baseball player who didn't want to play. An intelligence officer working for the government, who became even more important in his own mind. And a man who never quite fit in with close friends (or ... Read full review


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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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