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Moe Berg

Louis Kaufman

Moe Berg

Athlete, Scholar, Spy

by Louis Kaufman

  • 133 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Amereon Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Sports

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11558667M
    ISBN 100848813871
    ISBN 109780848813871


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The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg is a non-fiction work by writer Nicholas Dawidoff. In this book, Dawidoff explores the life story of Moe Berg, a highly educated lawyer who was also a professional baseball player for sixteen years before joining the OIAA and then the OSS in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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