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The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Service
     

The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Service

by Andrew Meier, David Chandler (Narrated by)
 

This is the riveting account of one of the first Americans to spy for Joseph Stalin. A brilliant Columbia University graduate, Isaiah Oggins went to Berlin to establish a safe house and spy for his country-but he turned coat. Working for the Soviets, he was nevertheless poisoned in 1947 on Stalin's orders. Classified for decades, Oggins' story is a cloak-and-dagger

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This is the riveting account of one of the first Americans to spy for Joseph Stalin. A brilliant Columbia University graduate, Isaiah Oggins went to Berlin to establish a safe house and spy for his country-but he turned coat. Working for the Soviets, he was nevertheless poisoned in 1947 on Stalin's orders. Classified for decades, Oggins' story is a cloak-and-dagger tale to rival the best novels.

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Publishers Weekly
Meier's story of a young Jewish intellectual named Isaiah Oggins, radicalized as a Columbia undergraduate in the 1920s and enrolled as a secret Soviet operative before being sent to a gulag himself, is almost too hair-raising to be true. Reading Meier's book, David Chandler undercuts the dark wonder of his story with a stolid assurance. Rather than frustrating Meier's intent, though, Chandler gives it an unshakable foundation. If someone who sounds like this is telling this story, listeners will figure, it must be genuine. Chandler reads as if mentally underlining a choice word or two in each sentence-"Stalin" or "KGB"-which may or may not be to everyone's liking. Other than the occasional mispronunciation of some Russian terms, Chandler's reading of Meier's astounding tale is solid. A Norton hardcover. (Reviews, Apr. 6).
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781436105347
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
08/11/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged, 10 CDs, 10 hrs. 30 min.
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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