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

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

by Marcia Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell

Hardcover

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Overview

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 circus out of the courtroom. Utilizing recently declassified material, personal interviews with Coplon's husband and numerous FBI and KGB contacts, and Thomas Mitchell's firsthand account of the case as an FBI agent, the two authors started off on opposite ends—one thinking she was innocent and the other believing she was guilty—before discovering the truth about America's Mata Hari in bobby socks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931229227
Publisher: Invisible Cities Press LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Marcia Mitchell is the former secretary of labor for South Dakota and the associate director of the American Film Institute. She is the author of Cosmetics from the Kitchen, Raindance to Research, and Management Strategies for Women. Thomas Mitchell is a former FBI agent. During his 17-year tenure, he was directly involved in the Coplon case as well as a variety of anticommunist counterintelligence activities. They live in Hill City, South Dakota.

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