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Operation Rollback America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain

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ISBN-10: 0618154582

ISBN-13: 9780618154586

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Peter Grose

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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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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Peter Grose was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and an executive editor of Foreign Affairs; he also served in the Carter administration.

Overture: The Vexing "Mr. X", The two visions of George F. Kennan
An Iron Curtain Over Europe
Nazis and Communists
"People of whom we know nothing"
Unilateral disarmament of intelligence
The secret of "Wild Bill"
Russians: allies or enemies?
Germans: enemies or allies?
The "rat line"
Crackly radio signals from the Baltics to the Balkans
The Forest Brothers
Romania's load of plenty
Hungary's Scarlet Pimpernel
"Bandits" from Ukraine
Bothersome Russian emigres
Washington at Peace
Liberals and Conservatives
Ideological ferment in a sleepy town
An unwelcome visitor
Unwelcome testimony
The FBI finds new bearings against communism
The public perplexed
"Did I Do Right?"
The president perplexed
A New Dealer visits Moscow
Clandestine operatives in action
Political operatives in action
Political Warfare
Kennan's Design
The Soviet enemy discovered
The Long Telegram
Truman reaches out
Kennan conceives a plan
NSC 10/2
The Secret Game
A special agency hidden within the government
An expansive Frank Wisner
Money: "the heart and soul of covert operations"
Congress looks the other way
Guerrillas, Sabotage, and Subversion
Starting with Intellectuals
"Organization X"
Emigres in harness
Fussing and feuding in exile
Mike Josselson and the Congress for Cultural Freedom
Into Battle
Is there a "CIA type"?
Frank Lindsay, the businessman
William Sloan Coffin, the divinity student
Michael Burke, the entrepreneur
Failing the test case in Albania
Combat High and Low
Blowback from Romania
Low-flying unmarked planes
Parachute drops
Arrests, accusations, denials
Deception in Poland
Mischief in Ukraine
The perils and travails of the NTS
Anticommunism on the Hustings
"Liberating the Captive Nations"
The FBI turns against
The White House
Ethnic politics
The troublesome Congressman Kersten
John Foster Dulles takes power
Kennan is moved out
Rollback frays at the edges
And at the core
Restraint in Berlin
In Hungary
A devastating verdict on covert action
Glasnost and Rollback
Notes on Sources
Author's Note