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Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War; The First Full Account of America's Recruitment of Nazis, and Its Disastrous Effect on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy

Simpson, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 1555841066 / ISBN 13: 9781555841065
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in black cloth and brown paper in off white dust jacket; [16] pages of plats; illus., maps, portratis; 398 pp., 24 cm.; DJ is lightly edgeworn (no tears); cloth very lightly rubbed at the spine ends and boards are very lightly worn and bumped along the edges; o/w boards are clean; jacket is clean; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; edges of leaves are clean; binding is tight and square; a gently used copy; In English; Out of Print; Abstract: "Blowback is the fullest and most authoritative account ever written of America's collaboration with Nazi after World War II, and of the long-range effect this has had on the nation's domestic and foreign policy. Drawing on extensive firsthand research and a wealth of documents previously classified or never before made public, Christopher Simpson has written a major and often startling work about the extensive connection between high-ranking American officials and ex-Nazis and collaborators, and about the effect this relationship has had on American society and the cold war."--Book Jacket. Near fine copy in near fine, unclipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 86209

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Title: Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and...

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Looks at how U.S. government officials secretly used, shielded, and supported Nazi War criminals

From Publishers Weekly:

The postwar recruitment of Nazis and collaborators by agencies of the U.S. government stemmed, the author illustrates, from intense East-West competition after the German surrender, prodded by the prospect of war between the superpowers. Simpson, a freelance journalist, reveals that many covert operations of the early Cold War era involved the use of operatives known to have committed crimes against humanity during the Second World War. The underlying theme here is the corruption of American ideals in connection with this hushed-up recruitment policy in the name of anticommunism. In elaborating the policy's "negative blowback," Simpson emphasizes the long-term corrosive effect on American intelligence agencies in particular.
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