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    Book Claims Hemingway Was Soviet Spy

    Kind of a strange story surfaced this week,
    what do you think, true or just bunk...

    Nobel Prize-winning American novelist Ernest Hemingway is believed to have served as a spy for the Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, in the United States in the 1940s, a book reveals.

    The book Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America based on notes of former KGB officer Vassiliev -- who was given access in the 90s to Stalin-era intelligence archives in Moscow -- claims that Hemingway was recruited in 1941, and carried out his espionage activities under the cover name "Argo."

    According to Vassiliev, the American writer-journalist "repeatedly expressed his desire and willingness to help us" after meeting Soviet agents in Havana and London in the 40s.

    In his book, however, the KGB officer claims that Hemingway failed to provide "any political information" and was never "verified in practical work," The Guardian reported.

    Vassiliev cites Hemingway's lack of success in the organization as the reason for the cessation of contact with him by the end of the decade.

    Hemingway is also believed to have made attempts to assist the US during the Second World War in his fishing boat.

    He patrolled the waters north of Cuba in search of U-Boats -- military submarines operated by Germany at the time -- and made coded notes on his observations.
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id...tionid=3510203
    More from the Guardian:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...failed-kgb-spy


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    Yeah, that was my reaction....
    Hemingway was always one of my favorite authors when I was a kid, I loved "The Old Man and The Sea." This could be bunk, after all you have to consider the source. The guy just may be trying to sell books by using character assassinations.

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    Yep all kinds of people out there who try to get attenion like that. Seems it is much easier to get attention by tearing someone else down, rather then stand on your own merits.

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    Perhaps he was or perhaps he was a double agent........posing as as spy when actually working for the good guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    ...posing as as spy when actually working for the good guys.
    Or using the opportunity to learn how spies think and work, as a form of writer's research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Or using the opportunity to learn how spies think and work, as a form of writer's research.
    Yeah, that's a good cover story.......for the naive or a willing participant.

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