Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party by Lisa E. Davis

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Read Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party Online Free - At the height of the Red Scare, Angela Calomiris was a paid FBI informant inside the American Communist Party. As a Greenwich Village photographer, Calomiris spied on the New York Photo League, pioneers in documentary photography. While local Party officials may have had their sus-picions about her sexuality, her apparent dedica-tion to the cause won them over.

When Calomiris testified for the prosecution at the 1949 Smith Act trial of the Party's National Board, her identity as an informant (but not as a lesbian) was revealed. Her testimony sent eleven party leaders to prison and decimated the ranks of the Communist Party in the US.

Undercover Girl is both a new chapter in Cold War history and an intimate look at the relation-ship between the FBI and one of its paid inform-ants. Ambitious and sometimes ruthless, Calomiris defied convention in her quest for celebrity.



Title : Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party
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ISBN : 1623545226
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


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Endlesscribbles rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2017

This book is more about the history of the cold war then Undercover Girl's sexuality. If your into history and/or the cold war then this is a book for you. Lots of names, dates, and places just like in all history books.


Andrea rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2017

It is a different kind of story with a lot of history in it, which makes it a bit harder to read to keep all the names and dates straight. It is very interesting and gives a lot of information about the Cold war. If somebody is not interested in war stories or that part of history I would not rec...





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