The Quiet Americans

The Quiet Americans

Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War : A Tragedy in Three Acts

Book - 2020
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"At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing--seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear--to some--that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA. [This book] chronicles the exploits of four spies: Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive ... [This] is the story of these four men"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385540452
Characteristics: x, 562 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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