True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Kati Marton, Jonathan Alter (moderator)
Tue, November 29th, 2016 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


As economic depression gripped the United States during the 1930s, many Americans turned to Communism as a solution for social and political strife. Author Kati Marton explores the political tensions prevalent at the time through the infamous story of Noel Field, a well-educated U.S. government employee who betrayed his country to spy for Stalin.

Kati Marton is a best-selling author and journalist. Her most recent book is True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy. Jonathan Alter (moderator) is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist, and television analyst.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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