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Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Presents

Thursday, March 2, 2017
True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy
Bard Hall, Multipurpose Room, 410 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kati Marton, author of True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy, will discuss the book in conversation with moderator Tim Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner and co-director of NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War.

In True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy (Simon & Schuster; September 6, 2016) award-winning journalist and best-selling author Kati Marton tells Noel Field’s full story for the first time. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and ’40s. Then, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. He ended his days behind the Iron Curtain, diminished, but he never showed regret for his role in abetting a murderous dictatorship. With a reporter’s eye for detail and a historian’s grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Marton captures Field’s riveting quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong.

Kati Marton is the author of True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her other books include Paris: A Love StoryThe Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the WorldHidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our HistoryWallenbergThe Polk Conspiracy; and A Death in Jerusalem. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She lives in New York City.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, which is supported by Foreign Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP on Eventbrite. Reception and book signing to follow.

For more information, call 646-839-9262, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Bard Hall, Multipurpose Room, 410 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019