The Big Decision : The Story of Matt Cvetic Counterspy

Matthew Cvetic ; Based on the Exeriences of Matt Cvetic , Former FBI Counterspy / THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

Published by Matthew Cvetic 1959 / 1961 Reprint, Pages are Aged, Yet Clean, 1961
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover

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Previous owner name stamp Paperback : soft cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or creases. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. About the author : Matt Cvetic (March 4, 1909 to July 26, 1962) was a Pittsburgh native who was asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to join the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) as an informant in the 1940s. He told his story in a series in the Saturday Evening Post, and his experiences were then fictionalized in the old time radio show I Was a Communist for the FBI, adapted for a Warner Brothers motion picture in 1951. In the series, Cvetic is an undercover agent of the FBI who infiltrates many Communist spy rings within the United States. Cvetic poses as a faithful party member to gain information on Communist plots designed to destroy democratic American values. Except for his superiors in the FBI, no one, not even members of Cvetic's family, knows that he is merely posing as a Communist. Cvetic belonged to a Pittsburgh branch of the CPUSA, and later testified against party leader Steve Nelson in Nelson's 1951 trial for sedition. He also became nationally recognized for his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. By the mid-1950s, however, Cvetic's personal life was in a shambles, as his wife had divorced him and most of his friends and family were alienated during his undercover years. He died in 1962. Size: True Crime Stories. Bookseller Inventory # 5028585

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Title: The Big Decision : The Story of Matt Cvetic ...

Publisher: Matthew Cvetic 1959 / 1961 Reprint, Pages are Aged, Yet Clean

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Soft Cover / Paperback

Illustrator: Some b/w Illustrations

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Book Type: Autobiography, True Story

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