AUTHORKaufman, Louis / Fitzgerald, Barbara / Sewell, Tom
TITLEMoe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy
PUBLISHERLittle, Brown and Company
CITYBoston, MA

This book treats the life and espionage activities of World War II spy, Moe Berg. It describes Berg’s childhood and education, with particular focus on his study of foreign languages at Princeton; his career as a major-league baseball catcher; and his trips, many to gather intelligence, to Japan and Latin America before the war and to Europe during the war. It also presents the details of his 1944 mission to spy on German nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg and includes the text of a 1942 address that he delivered in Japanese to the Japanese people via radio at the behest of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). His later life is briefly examined. The book includes numerous photographs.

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