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The Spy Who Seduced America: Lies and Betrayal in the Heat of the Cold War: The Judith Coplon Story

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Judith Coplon was young and pretty, and possibly a spy for the Soviet Union when she was arrested in 1949 for espionage. Due to FBI bungling, Coplon was arrested twice, indicted twice, tried twice—and set free both times. J. Edgar Hoover never wanted to prosecute her, FBI agents perjured themselves on the stand, and Coplon's lawyer, who specialized in bankruptcy, created a ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Invisible Cities Press Llc
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Kys Realm
This is an intriguing story that I found very interesting. The authors did a solid job of mixing historical accounts into a narrative tale. As a real life case study, it is a story that highlights the tension of governmental protection and that goal being at odds with citizen privacy.
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Jan 23, 2011 Oliver Hazan rated it really liked it
A great cold-war yarn, and a still-relevant exposé of State security v. civil liberties. Required reading if you are into red-scare esoterica.
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