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    Saving Freedom

    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough described Harry Truman’s efforts to prepare America for the Cold War. This was a virtual program hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

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    Gambling with Armageddon

    Martin Sherwin looked at the Cold War with a focus on the Cuban missile crisis. This was a virtual event hosted by Town Hall Seattle.

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    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson looked at the early years of the Cold War as the CIA worked to counter the efforts of the KGB. This was a virtual event hosted by Left Bank Books in St. Louis.

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    Agent Sonya

    Military historian Ben Macintyre recalled the life of Soviet intelligence officer Ursula Bolton, who assumed a false identity in an English village in the years leading up to the Cold War…

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    Betrayal in Berlin

    Steve Vogel recounted the Cold War clandestine mission, “Operation Gold,” in which U.S. and British forces sought to dig a tunnel into East Berlin in order to capture KGB intelligence. The…

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    Open Phones with David Maraniss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss took viewer phone calls about his book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father, on his father’s experiences being blacklisted for…

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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

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    Surprise, Kill, Vanish

    Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen talked about CIA covert operations from the Cold War to the present.

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    Cold Warriors

    Harvard University history and literature professor Duncan White looked at how Cold War propaganda was disseminated through literature in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.

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    The Moscow Rules

    Jonna Mendez, former chief of disguise at the CIA, recalled the many covert intelligence operations that she and her late husband and former CIA operative, Tony Mendez, conducted in Moscow…

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    The Spy and the Traitor

    Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. According to the author, it was Gordievsky’s…

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    Daughter of the Cold War

    Grace Kennan Warnecke was interviewed at the National Press Club’s Book Fair. She talked about her book, Daughter of the Cold War, about her childhood as the daughter of diplomat and…

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    Author Discussion on War

    Journalist Monte Reel reported on the U-2 spy plane program of the Cold War-era and journalist Cam Simpson recounted the capture and killing of defense contractors working for the U.S.,…

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    The Pueblo Incident

    Professor Lerner discussed his book, The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy, published by the University Press of Kansas. The USS Pueblo was an aging cargo ship refurbished to serve…

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    The Taking of K-129

    Josh Dean talked about his book The Taking of K-129, in which he recalls the CIA’s Project Azorian, an approximately $800 million covert operation to recover a sunken Soviet submarine. The Soviet…

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    Gorbachev and The House of Government

    William Taubman talked about his book Gorbachev: His Life and Times, about the life of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He was joined by Yuri Slezkine, history professor at the University…

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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

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    A Brief History of the Cold War

    Lee Edwards talked about his book, A Brief History of the Cold War. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.

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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

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    Forty Autumns

    Nina Willner talked about her book Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, in which she recalls her mother’s decision to leave her family and…

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