The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17 авг. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 416

Filled with dramatic revelations, The Lost Spy may be the most important American spy story to come along in a generation.

For half a century, the case of Isaiah Oggins, a 1920s New York intellectual brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin's orders, remained hidden in the secret files of the KGB and the FBI—a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. Then, in 1992, it surfaced briefly, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House. The Lost Spy at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.Based on six years of international sleuthing, The Lost Spy traces Oggins's rise in beguiling detail—a brilliant Columbia University graduate sent to run a safe house in Berlin and spy on the Romanovs in Paris and the Japanese in Manchuria—and his fall: death by poisoning in a KGB laboratory. As harrowing as Darkness at Noon and as tragic as Dr. Zhivago, The Lost Spy is one of the great nonfiction detective stories of our time.
 

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ARREST
3
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 4
53
CHAPTER 5
75
THE RED AND THE WHITE
143
CHAPTER
175
17
241
EXECUTION
269
Archival Documents
309
Notes
321
Bibliography
361
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Andrew Meier, the author of Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall, is a recent Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers and currently a writer-in-residence at the New School University. He lives in New York City.

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