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The Resource War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War, Michael Nelson ; with a foreword by Lech Wałęsa

War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War, Michael Nelson ; with a foreword by Lech Wałęsa

Label
War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War
Title
War of the black heavens
Title remainder
the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nelson ; with a foreword by Lech Wałęsa
Title variation
Battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • International diplomacy and a changing global economy did not bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain. Radio did, and it was mightier than the sword
  • Based on first-hand interviews and documents from the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, Michael Nelson shows that Western radio -- principally, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, and the Voice of America -- were unrivaled forces in the fight against communism and the fall of the Iron Curtain
  • It was a propaganda war in which the Communists had few radio listeners in the West. They did everything in their power to prevent the infiltration of Western thought into their world, resorting to jamming radio signals, assassinating staff, and bombing stations
  • The Russians decided to stop the mass production of short-wave radios so that their citizens could not hear Western broadcasts. War of the Black Heavens reveals that, due to administrative incompetence, short-wave radio production continued, making worthless many of the billions of dollars spent on jamming
  • These radio programs introduced a forbidden, exciting culture to millions of eager listeners. Pop music, talk shows, news, and information about consumer goods all relayed a message of the good life, subtly undermining the values of the communist regimes. Western radio presented the concept of a civil society that upheld basic human values; it actively connected listeners with the cultures of Europe and North America
  • War of the Black Heavens describes an unheralded story of success and adds a new interpretation that helps us understand some of the most momentous political events of this century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929 April 30-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8697.8
LC item number
.N45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Radio Free Europe
  • Radio Liberty (Munich, Germany)
  • Voice of America (Organization)
  • Radio in propaganda
  • International broadcasting
  • Cold War
Label
War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War, Michael Nelson ; with a foreword by Lech Wałęsa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36824709
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 277 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780815604792
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97013789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
War of the black heavens : the battles of Western broadcasting in the Cold War, Michael Nelson ; with a foreword by Lech Wałęsa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36824709
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 277 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780815604792
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97013789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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