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

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


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: True war & combat stories
  • ISBN: 9780753826683



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