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Operation Rollback America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain (Paperback)

Author:  Peter Grose
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618154582
ISBN-13: 9780618154586
Sku: 30801067
Publish Date: 4/16/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
 
A history of the United States'' conflicts with the Soviet Union in the period known as the "Cold War."
From the Publisher:
Fascinating . . . well-documented . . . thought-provoking and entertaining" (Publishers Weekly), Operation Rollback is a tale of intrigue and espionage that reveals how and why suspicions on both sides drove the world into the Cold War. In 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union started secretly mobilizing forces against each other, building intricate intelligence networks of spies and digging in for the postwar era. America's secret action plan, known as Rollback, was an audacious strategy of espionage, subversion, and sabotage. Concealed for four decades by all involved, the dangerous episodes of the Rollback campaign have only now come to light.
Fascinating . . . well-documented . . . thought-provoking and entertaining” (Publishers Weekly), Operation Rollback is a tale of intrigue and espionage that reveals how and why suspicions on both sides drove the world into the Cold War. In 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union started secretly mobilizing forces against each other, building intricate intelligence networks of spies and digging in for the postwar era. America’s secret action plan, known as Rollback, was an audacious strategy of espionage, subversion, and sabotage. Concealed for four decades by all involved, the dangerous episodes of the Rollback campaign have only now come to light.
The ultimately unsuccessful American war of espionage and sabotage carried out behind the Iron Curtain in the wake of the Soviet occupation is laid bare in this dramatic book. Reprint.
Annotation:
This history of the beginning of the Cold War reveals America's top-secret covert operations initiative called Operation Rollback, which was intended to keep Russia out of Eastern Europe. Though unsuccessful, Operation Rollback engendered mistrust and was the beginning of decades of espionage and counter-espionage by the superpowers.
Author Bio
Peter Grose
The author has served as a foreign correspondent for "The New York Times" and managing editor of "Foreign Affairs". He also served in the State Department during the Carter administration.

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New York Times Book Review
"[Grose] is fair-minded and sympathetic to the intentions of these courageous men and women. But he also reveals the ineptness, naivete, and folly..." - James Chace 05/21/2000

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"[Grose's] book gives a detailed description of the Cold War mindset..." - Emily Burns April/May 2000

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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