The Lost Spy

The Lost Spy : An American in Stalin's Secret Service

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A dramatic story of secrets, espionage, murder and cover-ups - the most important Cold War spy story for a generation.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. THE LOST SPY at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.Based on six years of international sleuthing, THE LOST SPY 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 23mm | 310g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753826682
  • 9780753826683
  • 1,077,932

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About Andrew Meier

Andrew Meier, a former Moscow correspondent for Time magazine, is the author of 'Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall', which was named a Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, the Economist and Publishers Weekly. He lives in New York.show more

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