Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy. Louis Kaufman, Barbara Fitzgerald, Tom Sewell.

Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown & Co, 1975. Second edition. Hardcover. Hardcover, 274 pps. with index. Illustrated. Second printing. Very good in edgeworn dust jacket. Classic biography of one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century American sports, journeyman major-league catcher, Princeton scholar and U.S. spy Moe Berg. A light-hitting catcher (said a teammate, "Moe can speak seven languages but can't hit in any of them.") with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators, he was included on a barnstorming team with stars such as babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and toured Japan in 1934. His unlikely presence on this team of baseball luminaries was later explained by the fact that he was actually on an espionage mission of the U.S. government. He served as part of the shadowy OSS during the War and remained a mysterious, enigmatic figure for the rest of his life. Very Good / good. Item #E4916
ISBN: 0316483486

Price: $19.95

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