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The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Serviceby Andrew Meier
Synopses & Reviews
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 Soviet and American intelligence services — a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. It surfaced briefly in 1992, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a dossier to the White House, but the full story of what happened remained a mystery. After eight years of international sleuthing, Andrew Meier at last reveals the truth in The Lost Spy: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.
"A well-written and rewarding romp through the international communist movement of the 1920s and '30s." Peter Pringle, Washington Post
"An espionage thriller of the first rank." Sean Wilentz
"The Lost Spy is a jewel — one of those great lost spy stories from the cold war." Simon Sebag Montefiore
“Utterly fascinating, a sad and sinuous study.” Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times
Filled with dramatic revelations, The Lost Spy may be the most important American spy story to come along in a generation.
About the Author
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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