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Hot books in the Cold War : the CIA-funded secret book distribution program behind the Iron Curtain

Author: Alfred A Reisch
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2013.
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This study reveals the hidden story of the secret book distribution program to Eastern Europe financed by the CIA during the Cold War.

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History
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Reisch, Alfred A. (Alfred Alexander), 1931-
Hot books in the Cold War.
Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012048142
(OCoLC)823014084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred A Reisch
ISBN: 9786155225352 6155225354
OCLC Number: 848918403
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 549 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Contents: Origins, objectives, and launching of the book project under Sam Walker --
Titles, contents, numbers, targets, and aims of the mailings --
The man in the grey suit : George C. Minden and his concept of cultural and ideological competition --
The New York Book Center : books, books, and more books --
The book project reaches new heights : the golden age of the 1960s --
Western and émigré books and periodicals published with covert support --
New opportunities through East-West contacts --
The early 1970s : the international advisory council --
A lasting enemy --
The communist regimes on the defensive : criticisms, warnings, and attacks --
The person-to-person distribution program : a direct way to reach East Europeans, the early Polish program 1958-1959 --
Another vehicle for reaching the people of eastern Europe : the person-to-person distribution program and personalized mailings --
The most important book distribution point : Vienna --
Letters from Poland, the crucial country --
Letters from Czechoslovakia before and after 1968 --
Letters from Hungary under goulash communism --
Letters from Romania under the Ceausescu regime --
Letters from Bulgaria despite very strict censorship --
The last seventeen years : International Literary Centre, Ltd., East Europe, and the USSR --
The impact of the book distribution project and its contribution to the ideological victory of the West.
Responsibility: Alfred A. Reisch.

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