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Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov

Autor(a) de The Secret World of American Communism

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20th century (2) American history (7) blood-stained-communism (1) China (1) Cold War (6) Comintern (4) communism (21) CPUSA (3) espionage (9) European History (1) Germany (1) history (15) Intelligence & Espionage (2) intelligence history (1) interwar (1) it discloses details about the workings of the party and about the ordinary Americans and CPUSA leaders who participated in its clandestine activities. The documents presented range from letters by Americans wishing to do international covert work for the (1) loc-CUA (1) loc-PCRI (1) Marxism (3) one of the most controversial organizations in American public life. Heated debates about whether the Communist Party harboured spies or engaged in espionage have surrounded the party from its inception. This book provides proof that the CPUSA was involve (1) organizations and events. Together the narrative and documents provide a picture of American communism and convey the contradictory passions that drew so many Americans into the Communist movement and eventually tore that movement apart. (1) own (1) political science (4) read (2) Scandinavia (1) scanned or added by ISBN (1) Slavic Studies (2) Soviet Union (4) Spanish Civil War (3) spy (1) the authors of this book present a picture of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) (1) the Comintern and the CPUSA. They confirm that: the Soviet Union heavily subsidised the CPUSA and that some prominent Americans laundered money for the Comintern; the CPUSA maintained a covert espionage apparatus in the United States with direct ties to S (1) to top secret memos between the head of Soviet foreign intelligence (1) to-read (3) U.S. History (2) UK (1) USA (4) which sent them on to Moscow; and the CPUSA played a role in atomic espionage. A narrative places the documents in their historical context and explains key figures (1) William Serrin Collection (3) WWII (3)

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For those interested in the Spanish Civil War, Klehr's work holds only limited interest. Klehr presents several primary documents from the Russian Archives. The focus is primarily on the disapearance and almost certain execution American volunteer Albert Wallach. Klehr also presents a list of volunteers from the XVth BDE who were considered to be bad elements. The list is undated but probably dates from September 1938. The characterizations are interesting but would have been far more valuable with more information on the individual volunteers.… (mais)
CTBrooks | Jul 19, 2009 |

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