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I was a communist for the F.B.I. : the unhappy life and times of Matt Cvetic

Author: Daniel J Leab
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The man who loosely provided the inspiration for the B-grade cult movie I Was a Communist for the FBI had a life that was marred by alcoholism, damaged expectations, and greed." "Leab juxtaposes Cvetic's real life with his reel life. He chronicles his fall from grace, yet admits that Cvetic's life offers fascinating and useful insights into the creation, merchandising, and distribution of a reckless professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Biographies
Named Person: Matthew Cvetic; Matthew Cvetic
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Leab
ISBN: 0271020539 9780271020532
OCLC Number: 43729034
Description: xii, 170 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Man --
The Background --
The Myths --
The Media --
The Rest of the Story --
Epilogue: A Cautionary Tale.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Leab.
Local System Bib Number:
512993

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A biography of Matt Cvetic, FBI mole and professional witness during the Red Scare years. It juxtaposes Cvetic's real life with his reel life, chronicling his fall from grace, yet admitting that his  Read more...
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