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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with Ann Hagedorn, Author of Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away.
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Monday, August 30 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Ann Hagedorn, author of Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away. Sleeper Agent is a gripping, fast-paced, extensively researched story about one undetected spy who influenced history. “Compelling” and “well-researched” according to Booklist, Kirkus Reviews calls this book “An eye-opening account of perhaps the Soviet Union’s most successful sleeper agent.” 

American-born George Koval was recruited by the Soviet Army as a spy in 1940, enrolled at Columbia University as a gifted science student, and ultimately was drafted into the US army. He used his scientific background and connections to secure assignments at sites where he had full access to all facilities and was able to pass highly sensitive information leading to the creation of the atomic bomb to Moscow. Koval is only Soviet spy to ever obtain security clearances in the atomic bomb project and was never prosecuted. 

Hagedorn has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and has taught writing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her previous books are Wild Ride, Ransom, Beyond the River, and Savage Peace. 

Copies of Sleeper Agent will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.  

If you have any questions, please email or call (330) 653-6658 x1010. 
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