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Of spies and spokesmen : my life as a Cold War correspondent, Nicholas Daniloff

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Of spies and spokesmen : my life as a Cold War correspondent
Title
Of spies and spokesmen
Title remainder
my life as a Cold War correspondent
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Nicholas Daniloff
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eng
Summary
"An American reporter of Russian heritage assigned to Soviet-era Moscow might seem to have an edge on his colleagues, but when he{u2019}s falsely accused of spying, any advantage quickly evaporates. . . . . As a young UPI correspondent in Moscow during the early 1960s, Nicholas Daniloff hoped to jump-start his career in his father{u2019}s homeland, but he soon learned that the Cold War had its own rules of engagement. In this riveting memoir, he describes the reality of journalism behind the Iron Curtain: how Western reporters banded together to thwart Soviet propagandists, how their 2official sources3 were almost always controlled by the KGB{u2014}and how those sources would sometimes try to turn newsmen into collaborators. Leaving Moscow for Washington in 1965, Daniloff honed his skills at the State Department, then returned to Moscow in 1981 to find a more open society. But when the FBI nabbed a Soviet agent in 1986, Daniloff was arrested in retaliation and thrown into prison as a spy{u2014}an incident that threatened to undo the Reykjavik summit until top aides to Reagan and Gorbachev worked out a solution. In addition to recounting a career in the thick of international intrigue, Of Spies and Spokesmen is brimming with inside information about historic events. Daniloff tells how the news media played a crucial role in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis, recalls the emotional impact of the JFK assassination on Soviet leadership, and describes the behind-the-scenes struggles that catapulted Mikhail Gorbachev to power. He even shares facts not told to the public: how the SAC would warn Moscow that its submarines were too close to American shores, why the Soviets shot down the KAL airliner without visual identification, and how American reporters in Moscow sometimes did dangerous favors for our government that could easily have been mistaken for espionage. Daniloff sheds light not only on prominent figures such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger but also on suspected spies Frederick Barghoorn, John Downey, and ABC correspondent Sam Jaffe{u2014}unfairly branded a Soviet agent by the FBI. In addition, he assesses the performance of Henry Shapiro, dean of American journalists in Moscow, whose forty years in the adversary{u2019}s capital often provoke questions about his role and reputation. In describing how the Western press functioned in the old Soviet Union{u2014}and how it still functions in Washington today{u2014}Daniloff shows that the Soviet Russia he came to know was far more complex than the 2evil empire3 painted by Ronald Reagan: a web of propaganda and manipulation, to be sure, but also a place of hospitality and friendship. And with Russia still finding its way toward a new social and political order, he reminds us that seventy years of Communist rule left a deep impression on its national psyche. As readable as it is eye-opening, Of Spies and Spokesmen provides a new look at that country{u2019}s heritage{u2014}and at the practice of journalism in times of crisis."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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Daniloff, Nicholas
Dewey number
  • 070.4/332092
  • B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.D353
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Daniloff, Nicholas
  • Journalists
  • Foreign correspondents
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Of spies and spokesmen : my life as a Cold War correspondent, Nicholas Daniloff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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179106483
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780826218049
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179106483
Label
Of spies and spokesmen : my life as a Cold War correspondent, Nicholas Daniloff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
179106483
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780826218049
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179106483

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