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09.01.2020 | LBB Presents ONLINE: Scott Anderson – The Quiet Americans | Free

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Categories: Historical, Lecture, Literature & Poetry


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Left Bank Books welcomes veteran war correspondent and author Scott Anderson, who will discuss his new book, “The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War–a Tragedy in Three Acts,” on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 1. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of “The Quiet Americans” from Left Bank Books. From the bestselling author of “Lawrence in Arabia,” comes a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War, the CIA’s covert battles against communism, and the tragic consequences which still affect America and the world today. “The Quiet Americans” chronicles the exploits of four spies – Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, and more…

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