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Broadcasting freedom : the Cold War triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

Author: Arch Puddington
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Among America's most unusual and successful weapons during the Cold War were Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Disseminating information and stimulating political unrest behind the Iron Curtain, they played a vital role in bringing about the fall of communism."

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arch Puddington
ISBN: 0813121582 9780813121581 0813190452 9780813190457
OCLC Number: 43076960
Description: xix, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "It Will Be Seen Who Is Right" --
2. Crusade for Freedom --
3. "The Mills of God Grind Slowly" --
4. "We Tore a Big Hole in the Iron Curtain" --
5. Right-Wingers and Revanchists --
6. Revolution in Hungary and Crisis at Radio Free Europe --
7. Peaceful Coexistence --
8. "The Iron Curtain Was Not Soundproof" --
9. August 21, 1968 --
10. From Liberation to Liberty --
11. The Perils of Ostpolitik --
12. Senator Fulbright's Crusade --
13. Frequency Wars --
14. Bombs, Spies, Poisoned Umbrellas --
15. The Reagan Years --
16. Victory --
App. Policy Guidances.
Responsibility: Arch Puddington.
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Radio Free Europe (RFE) and Radio Liberty (RL) were among America's most successful propaganda weapons during the Cold War. This work aims to offer a clear and detailed history of the radio stations,  Read more...


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No one measure won the Cold War - but Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty should be in the first rank of those getting the highest medals. Puddington tells the story with style and grace. - R. James Read more...

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