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“A lovely Guide that recounts one of the crucial strangest episodes within the historical past of espionage. . . . . Relentlessly unique.”—The New York Instances Guide Review
Moe Berg is the one leading-league baseball participant whose baseball card is on show at the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg Was once a lot more than a 3rd-string catcher who performed on a couple of leading league groups among 1923 and 1939. Skilled at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he as reputed to talk a dozen languages (despite the fact that it Was once additionally mentioned he could not hit in any of them) and went directly to develop into an OSS Undercover agent in Europe right through International Struggle II.
As Nicholas Dawidoff follows Berg from his claustrophobic formative years via his glamorous (despite the fact that equivocal) careers in sports activities and espionage and into the lengthy, nomadic years right through which he lived at the hospitality of such scattered friends as Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein, he succeeds no longer simplest in setting up the place Berg went, however who he Was once underneath his layers of in moderation built quilt. As engrossing as a unique via John le Carré, The Catcher Was once a Undercover agent is a successful paintings of historic and mental detection.