The Lost Spy (Paperback)
An American in Stalin's Secret Service
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393335354, 402pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
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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 Soviet and American intelligence services a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. It surfaced briefly in 1992, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a dossier to the White House, but the full story of what happened remained a mystery. After eight years of international sleuthing, Andrew Meier at last reveals the truth in The Lost Spy Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.