By: Dawidoff, Nicholas
New York, Vintage Books: 1995
Edition: First American Edition. First Printing
Seller ID: 16987
Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued
Publisher's glossy wraps. Moe Berg is the only major-league baseball player whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg was much more than a third-string catcher who played on several major league teams between 1923 and 1939. Educated at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he as reputed to speak a dozen languages (although it was also said he couldn't hit in any of them) and went on to become an OSS spy in Europe during World War II. As Nicholas Dawidoff follows Berg from his claustrophobic childhood through his glamorous (though equivocal) careers in sports and espiona... View More...