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Dawidoff, Nicholas. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. New York: Pantheon, 1994. New York: Vintage, 1995. [pb]

Yardley, WPNWE, 18-24 Jul. 1994, notes that Berg was a Major League catcher 1923-1939. During World War II, he was a "member of the small OSS task force assigned to track down the activities of Werner Heisenberg." After the war, he "tried a few assignments for the CIA, but was temperamentally unsuited for its bureaucratic style." Dawidoff's work shows "heroic research," and he "avoids the temptation of rehashing it to excess." He "has brought the mystery to life." Surveillant 3.6/4.2 says Berg "remains rather indistinct in this account ... but we are warned, for Dawidoff states at the outset that Berg was oddly secretive and enigmatic."

A briefer version of the main points of this book appears as: Nicholas Dawidoff, "Scholar, Lawyer, Catcher, Spy," Sports Illustrated, 23 Mar. 1992, 76-86. For an earlier biography of Berg, see: Kaufman, Fitzgerald, and Sewell, Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy (1974). On the latter work, Constantinides notes that there is no mention of Berg in the OSS history or any major work on OSS. Berg's sister has also published a book on his life: Berg, My Brother Morris Berg (1976).

[WWII/Eur/Ger/Alsos; WWII/OSS/Individuals]

Day, Bonner. "The Battle Over U.S. Intelligence." Air Force Magazine 61 (May 1978): 42-47. [Petersen]


Day, Dwayne A. "CORONA: A View Through the KEYHOLE." Intelligence Watch Report Quarterly 2, no. 1 (1995): 17-21.

Day, Dwayne A. "A Failed Phoenix: The KH-6 LANYARD Reconnaissance Satellite." Spaceflight 39, no. 5 (May 1997): 170-174.


Day, Dwayne A. "Ferrets Above: American Signals Intelligence Satellites during the 1960s." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 449-467.

"Throughout the 1960s, signals intelligence satellites were designed, developed, and operated by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, working within the framework of the National Reconnaissance Office."

[NSA/Sigint; Recon/Sats/Arts][c]

Day, Dwayne A. "Listening from Above: The First Signals Intelligence Satellite." Spaceflight 41, no. 8 (Aug. 1999): 339-346.

[NSA/Sigint; Recon/Sats/Arts]

Day, Dwayne A. "A LOOK AT . . . Spy Satellites & Hollywood." Washington Post, 2 Jul. 2000, B3. "It's Only a Movie." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 10 Jul. 2000, 23.

This is a fun article that I hope many people read and learned what satellites can and cannot do -- most notably, they cannot violate the laws of physics.


Day, Dwayne A. "Revelations." The Space Review, 6 Aug. 2012. [http://www.thespacereview.com]

The "tremendous amount of information released in the past year" by the NRO "is credit to an impressive declassification program within the intelligence services. The US military and intelligence space programs during the first couple of decades of the space age can now be described in incredible detail and understood far better than before. This will enable historians to better understand their role in the Cold War, their importance to arms control, and their linkages to other aspects of American space technology. These declassifications leave relatively little that is still classified from the first decade of American space intelligence."


Day, Dwayne A. "Sub-Scale and Classified: The Top Secret CIA Model of a Soviet Launch Pad." The Space Review, 24 Jan. 2011. [http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1763/1]

"According to declassified records, CIA model builders built at least three models depicting the large Soviet rocket launch facility" at Tyura-Tam (Baikonur) in Kazakhstan. "As of a few years ago, one of these models was on display in the CIA Headquarters museum.... But another of the models has also turned up in an odd place: a British military base museum." This article includes two photgraphs of the model. See also, Peter Finn, "At CIA, a Vocation of Imitation," Washington Post, 8 Sep. 1997, A01.


Day, Dwayne A., John M. Logsdon, and Brian Latell, eds. Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.

This book gets a "highly recommended" from Allen Thomson, via the NMIA Zgram for 30 April 1998. Richelson, IJI&C 11.4, notes that Albert Wheelon's discussion of "the management conflicts [in the development and operation of the Corona system] that he experienced first-hand ... represents an important addition to the literature on the NRO."

Hardy, posted on 17 Apr. 2000 at http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil, finds that this book "bombards the reader with many details about the early space-intelligence programs, as well as the politics and challenges of the day. Perspectives and recollections of some of the actual pioneers in the space-intelligence field are combined with fascinating descriptions of the satellites and their out-of-this-world cameras.... Anyone interested in space or military history will be fascinated with this book."


Day, Matthew, and Malcolm Moore. "Tearful Archbishop Resigns at First Mass as He Admits Spying for the Secret Police." Telegraph (London), 9 Jan. 2007. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

Mgr. Stanislaw Wielgus, newly appointed Archbishop of Warsaw, resigned on 7 January 2007 "minutes before he was due to celebrate his inaugural mass, after admitting that he had been an informant for Poland's communist-era secret police."


Day, Peter. Franco's Friends: How British Intelligence Helped Bring Franco To Power In Spain. London: Biteback Publishing, 2011.

According to Peake, Studies 56.3 (Sep. 2012), the author shows that "British support for the Spanish monarchy involved more than political and military considerations -- it also surreptitiously furnished planes and other materials to Franco's government.... When the Second World War began, the British worked hard to keep Franco from siding with Hitler. Day explains the complex machinations -- from persuasion to bribery -- undertaken to achieve that end.... Day has drawn on primary source documents and interviews to tell this heretofore unknown story, and he tells it well."

[OtherCountries/Spain/CivWar; UK/Interwar/30s]

Day, Peter. Klop: Britain's Most Ingenious Spy. London: Biteback Publishing, 2014.

Peake, Studies 58.4 (Dec. 2014), notes that "Jona von Ustinov served both MI5 and MI6 before, during, and after WW II.... [T]he multilingual Klop was admired professionally by all with whom he served.... Klop is the story of a dedicated agent who served his adopted country with distinction."


Day, Peter, and Andrew Alderson. "Top German's Spy Blunders Helped Britain to Win War." Telegraph (London), 23 Apr. 2000. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

Documents at the Public Record Office in London show that "Major Nikolaus Ritter realised as early as 1941,... that his spy network in Britain had been compromised but he never passed on his suspicions to his superiors.... Ritter's failure to report his suspicions paved the way for the success of Operation Double Cross."

See also, Benjamin Fischer, "A.k.a. 'Dr. Rantzau': The Enigma of Major Nikolaus Ritter," Center for the Study of Intelligence Bulletin 11 (Summer 2000): 8-11. [https://www.cia.gov/csi/bulletin/csi11.html#toc7 -- not found 4/5/13]: "[N]o one represented the Abwehr's ambiguous record of occasional success and repeated failure better than Maj. Nikolaus Ritter, whose operational alias was 'Dr. Rantzau.' Ritter, in fact, was intimately involved in one of the service's greatest successes and its two greatest disasters -- the compromise of all Abwehr agents in the United States and Britain."

[UK/WWII/Services/MI5; WWII/Eur/Ger/Gen]

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