Biography

Kati Marton

Kati Marton is the author of TRUE BELIEVER: Stalin's American Spy; ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; THE GREAT ESCAPE: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World; HIDDEN POWER: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History; WALLENBERG; THE POLK CONSPIRACY; and A DEATH IN JERUSALEM. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She lives in New York City.

Kati Marton

Books by Kati Marton

by Kati Marton - History, Nonfiction

TRUE BELIEVER reveals the life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and crushed his family. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Then a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs, and many in Field’s generation were seduced by its siren song. Few, however, went as far as he did in betraying their own country.