The Spy Who Seduced America by Marcia Mitchell
Lies and Betrayal in the Heat of the Cold War: The Judith Coplon Story

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Judith Coplon was young and pretty, and possibly a spy for the Soviet Union when she was arrested in 1949 for espionage. Due to FBI bungling, Coplon was arrested twice, indicted twice, tried twice-and set free both times. J. Edgar Hoover never wanted to prosecute her, FBI agents perjured themselves on the stand, and Coplon's lawyer, who specialized in bankruptcy, created a circus out of the courtroom. Utilizing recently declassified material, personal interviews with Coplon's husband and numerous FBI and KGB contacts, and Thomas Mitchell's firsthand account of the case as an FBI agent, the two authors started off on opposite ends-one thinking she was innocent and the other believing she was guilty-before discovering the truth about America's Mata Hari in bobby socks.

About Marcia Mitchell

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Mitchell raised six children while taking care of her husband who had very early Alzheimer's. THOMAS MITCHELL is the author of Indian Fighters Turned American Politicians: From Military Service to Public Office (Greenwood, 2003), Liberal Parties in Settler Conflicts (Greenwood, 2002), Native vs. Settler: Ethnic Conflict in Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, and South Africa (Greenwood, 2000).
Published September 1, 2002 by Invisible Cities Press Llc. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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On March 4, 1949, Justice Department staffer Judith Coplon and her Russian lover were arrested. The charge: spying for the Soviets. Coplon's trials and appeals would mesmerize the nation ("

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