The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg - Chapters 10-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10. Remus Heads for Rome. By early fall of 1943, Moe had taken the oath of office and was an official member of the OSS.

As Moe Berg waited for an assignment with the OSS, the American government was growing more and more concerned about a scientist named Werner Heisenberg in Germany. At the beginning of the war, a scientist from Europe informed the Americans that Heisenberg had chosen to remain in Germany despite his distaste for the Nazis. Heisenberg, a leading physicist and the man most likely to develop the first atomic weapon, was a huge problem for the American government. The government was deeply concerned that Heisenberg would perfect the atomic bomb before American scientists and that Germany would be able to use it as a weapon against the Allies. For this reason, the American government decided they needed to collect European...

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