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

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"A fascinating chronicle that casts a welcome light on policies and procedures unknown by virtually all Americans." Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating and well-documented tale of intrigue . . . thorough, thought-provoking and entertaining." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"The last big story of the Cold War finally is being told. The story is the adventurous clandestine effort by the United States right after World War II to reverse communism in Soviet-conquered East Europe and in the Soviet Union too....The book rounds out a grim episode heretofore known only in incomplete bits and pieces and is full of fresh diggings from archival and human sources." The Washington Post —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618154586
ISBN-10: 0618154582
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 19th, 2001
Pages: 272
Language: English