A Covert Action

Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland
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Product Number: DD38277
Released: Jul 31, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684412860
Narrator/s: Jonathan Yen
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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In this gripping narrative history, Seth G. Jones reveals the CIA's involvement in a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. In 1983, while Soviet- backed Polish prime minister Wojciech Jaruzelski worked to crush a budding opposition movement through martial law, the CIA launched a sophisticated intelligence campaign supporting dissident groups-particularly trade union-turned-political force Solidarity. With President Ronald Reagan's support, American funds bankrolled clandestine newspapers, broadcasting, and information warfare. This initiative, code-named QRHELPFUL, proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland. Long overlooked by CIA historians and Reagan biographers, the story features an extraordinary cast of characters-including spymaster Bill Casey, CIA officer Richard Malzahn, Solidary leader Lech Walesa, and Pope John Paul II. Based on in-depth interviews and recently declassified evidence, A Covert Action celebrates a decisive victory over tyranny for U.S. intelligence behind the Iron Curtain, one that prefigured the Soviet collapse.


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A Covert Action
Product Number: BX00103396
Product Number:Z100133095
Product Number:DD38277

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Author(s): Seth G. Jones
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number Z100133095
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684412877

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