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ISBN13: 9780393335354
ISBN10: 0393335356
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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 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.

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"A well-written and rewarding romp through the international communist movement of the 1920s and '30s." Peter Pringle, Washington Post

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"An espionage thriller of the first rank." Sean Wilentz

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"The Lost Spy is a jewel — one of those great lost spy stories from the cold war." Simon Sebag Montefiore

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“Utterly fascinating, a sad and sinuous study.” Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times

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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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Chris Blaker, January 26, 2015 (view all comments by Chris Blaker)
Intriguing story. One reads that the gulag system consumed untold numbers of Russians and even some foreigners, this book helps put a human face on those multitudes. I'm impressed that the author was able to construct this book from so little direct information. Although at times, this book can be frustrating because of it's lack of detail about Cy Oggins, the protagonist. This is not a fault of the author, he just had very little to go on.
This book touched on many aspects of 20th history, the Russian Revolution, Stalin, WWII, neo-Cons, and McCarthyism. One detail that I found particularly fascinating was a Soviet project to counterfeit US dollars to help fund the Soviet government.
The book is interesting spy store with a easily digested history lesson to go along with it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335354
Author:
Meier, Andrew
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 1 lb

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Military » Espionage
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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Product details 416 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393335354 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A well-written and rewarding romp through the international communist movement of the 1920s and '30s."
"Review" by , "An espionage thriller of the first rank."
"Review" by , "The Lost Spy is a jewel — one of those great lost spy stories from the cold war."
"Review" by , “Utterly fascinating, a sad and sinuous study.” Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times
"Synopsis" by , Filled with dramatic revelations, The Lost Spy may be the most important American spy story to come along in a generation.
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