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Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

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This provocative history of early cold war America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and courageous escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who made a “leap for freedom” from the Soviet Consulate in New York. Full of fascinating and forgotten stories, Cold War Captives e ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by University of California Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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