True Believer

True Believer

Stalin's Last American Spy

Book - 2016
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"True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and crushed his family. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Then a pawn in Stalin's sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist?"--
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476763767
1476763763
9781476763774
1476763771
Branch Call Number: B FIELD
Characteristics: x, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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Jul 19, 2017

I really enjoyed this insight into a true believer. It has helped me understand how some of President Trump's supporters can ignore the facts and continue to believe. The story was well written and I was amazed that someone of Mr. Fields education and experience could continue to believe in Stalin's brand of communism even when confronted with the obvious facts that Stalin was all about Stalin and power.

It is a must read for those interested in the early days of the US's dealings with the Soviet Union. The author did a great job of connecting the dots in such away that it was easy to see how much of a believer Mr. Fields was and continued to be despite the impact on his family.

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