Sara Mansfield Taber

Sara Mansfield Taber is the author, most recently, of Black Water and Tulips: My Mother, the Spy's Wife and Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy’s Daughter. A writer and psychologist, she is also the author of  two books of literary journalism.

Wartime Echoes

Shakespeare and the news from Ukraine

by Sara Mansfield Taber | Tuesday, March 08, 2022

A Desperate Escape

The events in Kabul recall terrible scenes in The Aeneid

by Sara Mansfield Taber | Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saigon Summer

A spy’s daughter remembers the haunting unreality of embassy life in South Vietnam before the fall

by Sara Mansfield Taber | Monday, June 08, 2015

“I Will Die a Russian”

A marriage of convenience that yielded an intelligence bonanza

by Sara Mansfield Taber | Monday, June 05, 2017