The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Setting & Symbolism

Nicholas Dawidoff
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Books

Moe Berg was well read and would often buy books from used bookstores rather than borrow them from friends or libraries. Moe spent a great deal of time in bookstores late in his life where some of the bookstore owners would often give him books at no charge.

Newspapers

Moe would often buy dozens of newspapers and read them in the stretch of a single day. Moe would consider newspapers he had not finished reading alive and would not allow anyone to touch them. However, once Moe finished a paper it was considered dead and he would often leave it lying on the ground for anyone to touch.

Gun

Moe was given a gun shortly before he first traveled to Europe for the OSS. Moe continually dropped the gun into the lap of his neighbor because it would not remain in his pocket.

Lethal Cyanide Tablet

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