TJC Book Club: The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff's

The Book Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, in the Beit Midrash to discuss Nicholas Dawidoff’s The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg


Moe Berg is the only major-league baseball player whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg was much more than a thirdstring catcher who played on several major league teams between 1923 and 1939. Educated at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he as reputed to speak a dozen languages (although it was also said he couldn’t hit in any of them) and went on
to become an OSS spy in Europe during World War II.


TJC's Book Club reads and discusses books of Jewish interest. The group meets usually on the third Tuesday of the month. All are invited to participate. Our discussions are lively and engaging, even for those who didn’t like or haven’t finished the book. A list of our previous selections, reflecting the types of books we read, is available on The Jewish Center’s website under Participate with Us/Our Committees/Book Club.
Multiple copies of our selections are available at the Princeton Public Library on the Book Club tables. The books can also be ordered through the TJC website at, where clicking on the Amazon link will earn a commission for TJC.