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The lost spy : an American in Stalin's secret service

Author: Andrew Meier
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 KGB and the FBI--a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. Then, in 1992, it surfaced briefly, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House. This book at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Isaiah Oggins; Isaiah Oggins; Isaiah Oggins
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Meier
ISBN: 9780393060973 0393060977
OCLC Number: 181139413
Description: x, 402 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Arrest --
Ch. 1. "The American Professor" --
Ch. 2. Thread City --
Ch. 3. War --
The Lubyanka: 1939 --
Ch. 4. Revolution --
Ch. 5. Into the Night --
Ch. 6. A Change of Sky --
Gulag: 1940 --
Ch. 7. The Red and the White --
Butyrka: 1942 --
Ch. 8. Journey to a War --
Ch. 9. The Stamp Market --
Ch. 10. Truth Will Win --
Execution --
Ch. 11. The Note to Stalin --
Ch. 12. Afterlife --
Appendix. Archival Documents.
Responsibility: Andrew Meier.
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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 KGB and the FBI--a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. Then, in 1992, it surfaced briefly, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House. This book at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets. Based on six years of international sleuthing, journalist Meier traces Oggins's rise in beguiling detail--a brilliant Columbia University graduate sent to run a safe house in Berlin and spy on the Romanovs in Paris and the Japanese in Manchuria--and his fall: death by poisoning in a KGB laboratory.--From publisher description.

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