Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - History - 256 pages
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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.
 

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OPERATION ROLLBACK: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain

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Employing recently declassified documents, Grose (Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles, 1994, etc.) pieces together the clandestine antiCommunist strategy that emerged in the US intelligence ... Read full review

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Contents

The Vexing Mr X
x
Nazis and Communists
11
Resistance
32
Liberals and Conservatives
53
Did I Do Right?
69
Kennans Design
87
The Secret Game
100
Starting with Intellectuals
121
Into Battle
144
Combat High and Low
164
Anticommunism on the Hustings
193
Legacy
211
Notes on Sources
225
Authors Note
241
Index
245
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Peter Grose is the author of the critically acclaimed GENTLEMAN SPY: THE LIFE OF ALLEN DULLES. A long-time foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the NEW YORK TIMES, then an executive editor of FOREIGN AFFAIRS, he is now a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He resides in Massachusetts.

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