I Was A Communist for the FBI: The Life and Unhappy Times of Matt Cvetic
Penn State University Press, 2001
Daniel J. Leab, Ph.D.
Department of History
Leab juxtaposes Cvetic’s real life with his reel life. He chronicles his fall from grace, yet admits that Cvetic’s life offers fascinating and useful insights into the creation, merchandising, and distribution of a reckless professional witness. Leab also writes about Cvetic’s life prior to his involvement with the FBI, his glory days, and shows that there is much to be learned from the story of an "anti-Communist icon."