On a 1957 trip to Moscow, Alsop was entrapped by a handsome young KGB spy and the incident was caught on camera.
Columnist Art Buchwald, then engaged in a long-running feud with Alsop, tore the photos up.
His constitution was feeble, for Mr. Alsop said of him, "If this man had but a body to his soul, he would be incomparable."
"I can only tell you facts and let you judge," Alsop answered.
In this latter volume, with but two or three exceptions, the poems are very obscene, yet I find one or two of Alsop's odes in it.
I had been nervous for several nights, fearing an attempt on Mr. Alsop.
At any rate, after a long time, I saw this figure that Mr. Alsop describes.
And, mind you, this was before Mr. Alsop had seen the woman.
The figure that had frightened Alsop and Marvin was probably involved in the attack on Brown.
He had arranged to surround the Alsop place quietly with his best detectives.