Cold Warriors

Cold Warriors

'White handles hefty quantities of research effortlessly, combining multiple biographies with a broader overview of the period. His energetic, anecdote-laden prose will have you hooked all the way from Orwell to le Carré' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'Cold Warriors reads like a thriller . . . ambitious, intelligent, searching history' The Times In this age of 24-hour news coverage, where rallying cries are made on Twitter and wars are waged in cyberspace as much as on the ground, the idea of a novel as a weapon that can wield any power feels almost preposterous. The Cold War was a time when destruction was merely the press of a button away, but when the real battle between East and West was over the minds and hearts of their people. In this arena the pen really was mightier than the sword. This is a gripping, richly-populated history of spies and journalists, protest and propaganda, idealism and betrayal. And it is the story of how literature changed the course of the Cold War just as much as how Cold War would change the course of literature. Using hitherto classified security files and new archival research White explores the ways in which authors were harnessed by both East and West to impose maximum damage on the opposition; how writers played a pivotal role (sometimes consciously, often not) in the conflict; and how literature became something that was worth fighting and dying for. With a cast that includes George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Graham Greene, Boris Pasternak, Andrei Sinyavsky, Mary McCarthy and John le Carré, and taking the reader from Spain to America to England and to Russia, this is narrative history at its most enthralling and most pertinent - pertinent because even if on the face of it there is a huge difference between 140 characters and 100,000 words, at the heart of both is the power of stories to change the fate of nations.


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Publisher Hachette UK
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ISBN 1408707985
Pages 736 pages
Cold Warriors
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Duncan White
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'White handles hefty quantities of research effortlessly, combining multiple biographies with a broader overview of the period. His energetic, anecdote-laden pr
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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Victoria M. Grieve
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Pages: 195
Authors: Peter W.Y. Lee
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-12 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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Language: en
Pages:
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Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: J. Edward Lee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-07 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Pages: 260
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Pages: 185
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Language: en
Pages: 293
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Categories: Political Science
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Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Richard Sapir
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Lee Carpenter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Algora Publishing

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