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Fighting the Cold War in post-blockade, pre-wall Berlin : behind enemy lines

Title
Fighting the Cold War in post-blockade, pre-wall Berlin : behind enemy lines / Mark Fenemore.
ISBN
9780367194413
0367194414
9780429510991
9780429517853
9780429514425
9780429202377
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Physical Description
xiii, 263 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Summary
"As fought in 1950s Berlin, the Cold War was a many-headed monster. Winning stomachs with enticing consumption was as important as winning hearts and minds with persuasive propaganda. Demonstrators not only fought the police in the streets; they were swayed one way or another by cultural competition. Western espionage agencies waged brazen but surreptitious covert warfare, while the Stasi fought back with a campaign of targeted kidnapping. This book takes seriously a complex borderscape, which narrowed but did not stem the flow of people, ideas and goods over an open boundary. Assessing the licit and the illicit, the book stresses the messy and entwined nature of this war of a thousand cuts / miniscule salami slices. While brinkmanship was orchestrated by the elites in Moscow and Washington, the effects of such intense psychological pressure were felt by ordinary Berliners, who sought to carry on with their mundane."-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Behind enemy lines
Other formats
Online version: Fighting the Cold War in post-blockade, pre-wall Berlin New York : Routledge, 2020.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 22, 2019
Series
Routledge studies in modern European history.
Routledge studies in modern European history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Brinkmanship and intransigence at the frontier
Enclaves and exclaves
S-Bahn incidents
The paramilitary response to threatened invasions
Policing demonstrations and protests near the border
Illicit smuggling
Wanderers between two worlds
The murky world of espionage
The art of kidnapping
Impact of the Berlin Wall.
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