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The Secret Life Of Ernest Hemingway, Mediocre Spy

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Ernest Hemingway was a man of many talents and many adventures. He was a literary giant, an accomplished outdoorsman, a halfway decent boxer (according to Hemingway himself, at least) and a Soviet spy. Well, maybe. A new book called "Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy" tells the little known story of Papa Hemingway's colorful engagement with espionage – for both the Americans and the Soviets. It examines in great detail Hemingway's recruitment by Soviet spies in the NKVD (the precursor to the KGB), followed by the author's relationships with the American OSS (the forerunner to the CIA) and the US Department of State. It's a story of intrigue and deception, bravado and struggle. It's classic Hemingway. Nicholas Reynolds, author of "Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961," joins Joshua Johnson to discuss his new book.