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West-Bloc dissident : a Cold War memoir

Author: William Blum
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the 1960s, after four years with IBM and two more with the U.S. State Department, William Blum became a radical dissident. As an insider in two worlds, he is well suited to assess the people, events, and ideology of both the bourgeois and radical cultures. In West-Bloc Dissident, Blum brings unexpected wit and insight to his portrayals of both sides of the ideological fence. He draws unsparing portraits of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blum, William.
West-Bloc dissident.
New York : Soft Skull, 2002
(OCoLC)646727115
Named Person: William Blum; William Blum
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Blum
ISBN: 1887128727 9781887128728
OCLC Number: 47900317
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: William Blum.
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"In the 1960s, after four years with IBM and two more with the U.S. State Department, William Blum became a radical dissident. As an insider in two worlds, he is well suited to assess the people, events, and ideology of both the bourgeois and radical cultures. In West-Bloc Dissident, Blum brings unexpected wit and insight to his portrayals of both sides of the ideological fence. He draws unsparing portraits of his movement comrades Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, and others. An anti-war activist, he takes on the CIA, FBI, State Department, and police. Also included are firsthand accounts of everything from the underground press to Salvador Allende's Chile."--Jacket.

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