National Affairs: Espionage Exposed

Published last autumn by Bobbs-Merrill Co. was a $2.50 volume called Labor Spy, purporting to be the autobiography of a crack operative who spent 20 years at his trade. Apparently he found it healthy to retire to a Canadian farm to write under his old detective agency designation GT-99. The book was a hair-raising success story of how a good machinist broke into the spy business writing daily reports on his fellow workmen, advanced to union-busting, then settled down in a midwest industrial centre to bore into the local labor movement in behalf...

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