Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989 (Paperback)

Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989 By Richard H. Cummings Cover Image
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During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast uncensored news and commentary to people living in communist nations. As critical elements of the CIA's early covert activities against communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the Munich-based stations drew a large audience despite efforts to jam the broadcasts and ban citizens from listening to them. This history of the stations in the Cold War era reveals the perils their staff faced from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania and other communist states. It recounts in detail the murder of writer Georgi Markov, the 1981 bombing of the stations by Carlos the Jackal, infiltration by KGB agent Oleg Tumanov and other events. Appendices include security reports, letters between Carlos the Jackal and German terrorist Johannes Weinrich and other documents, many of which have never been published.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780786441389
ISBN-10: 0786441380
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English