The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the impressions of Moe Berg by Linda McCarthy, Allan Siegal, Charles Owen and George Allen. How did each of these individuals know Moe Berg?

Essay Topic 2

Describe John Kieran and his role in creating and perpetuating the image of Moe Berg. When did Kieran first meet Berg?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the creation of public image in athletes and celebrities. How did the world of the media differ in Moe Berg's time than today? How have sports media in particular changed?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the origins and history of OIAA, the OSS and the CIA. What political climate led to the creation of these institutions?

Essay Topic 5

Describe Moe Berg's family and parents, Bernard Berg and Rose Tashker. Why did Bernard Berg leave the Ukraine to move to America?

Essay Topic 6

Describe and discuss the academic career of Moe Berg. Where did Berg begin college and...

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