The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Nicholas Dawidoff
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Chapter Abstracts

Prologue and Chapters 1-2

• In the Prologue, many people think of Moe Berg in many different ways.

• Linda McCarthy, CIA museum curator, idolizes Moe Berg; Charles Owen collects Moe Berg paraphernalia, including pictures and papers given to him by Sam Berg, Moe's brother.

• George Allen, an antiquarian bookshop owner, thinks Moe Berg is a fraud.

• In Chapter 1, "The Public Berg: Professor Moe," John Kieran, a sports columnist, created the public Moe Berg.

• Whenever Kieran had little to write about, he would write about Moe, calling him Professor Moe and crediting him with odd comments or making fun of his eccentricities.

• Berg was highly educated, a trained lawyer who practiced during the off season.

• Berg was always friendly with the press, and seemed quite willing to talk to them and often interviewed himself.

• Berg was also known to travel with great numbers of books, often seen reading huge volumes...

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