The Resource The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War, Scott Anderson ; read by Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean

The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War, Scott Anderson ; read by Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean

Label
The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War
Title
The quiet Americans
Title remainder
four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Scott Anderson ; read by Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean
Title variation
The quiet Americans
Title variation remainder
4 CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. The Quiet Americans chronicles the exploits of four spies who ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia. But their efforts often went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity - and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the US had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Scott
Dewey number
327.127300922
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author and Robertson Dean
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dean, Robertson
  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wisner, Frank
  • Burke, Michael
  • Lansdale, Edward Geary
  • Sichel, Peter M. F
  • United States
  • Espionage, American
  • Cold War
  • Spies
  • Intelligence officers
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War, Scott Anderson ; read by Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean
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Publication
Copyright
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000068858165
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (CD) (22 hr., 3 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781867529552
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
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digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War, Scott Anderson ; read by Scott Anderson and Robertson Dean
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000068858165
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (CD) (22 hr., 3 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781867529552
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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