Great book, incredibly well researched. A truly unique man.
Well written true story about Moe Berg, a catcher for the Chicago White Sox and the New York Robins. His baseball card is the only major card displayed in the CIA because he was also a spy for the OSS. This was an interesting read, easy to get thru and there are many pictures that i found quite interesting. I thought this book was time well spent. If you like baseball you will find this a very good read.
Dawidoff is a dogged reporter, trying to track down the true story of a man who did not want people to know much, if anything, about him.
Nevertheless, although not the best written book ever (the author focuses too much on himself), Moe Berg was indeed a facinating character. A Jewish ballplayer of modest talents, perhaps a spy (but how much remains a mystery), and certainly a character who could charm vuirtuall all he met, it's a quirky and interesting tale.
The "mysterious" in the title is quite apt; after reading the book, Mr. Berg remains something of a mystery.
After reading this book I have two questions: What DID Moe Berg do in the war - it was left unanswered - and how do you stay awake after the extreme details provided. Otherwise, it was fascinating.