THE COLD WAR: Traitors' Day in Moscow

In the California seacoast town of Eureka, friends knew Bernon F. Mitchell as an average kind of kid—not too much of an athlete, but fun at parties and an enthusiastic skindiver. Later, at Stanford University, he had a lot of trouble with languages, so he switched courses and became a statistician. Up north, in Ellensburg, Wash., William Martin was the same sort of fellow. He was a good chess player and a mean hand at the piano, and he made a hobby of hypnotism. At the University of Washington he worked hard at...

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