The Lost Spy

The Lost Spy

An American in Stalin's Secret Service

Book - 2009
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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. This book at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets. Based on six years of international sleuthing, journalist Meier 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.--
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.
ISBN: 9780297856559
Branch Call Number: B 327.1247 OGG

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