On the Edge of the Cold War by Igor Lukes
American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague

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Mr. Lukes's invaluable account makes it hard to dispute CIA Director Allen Dulles's conclusion in the 1950s that Czechoslovakia "would never have been lost if someone had been there doing something about it."
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This book studies the early stages of the Cold War from the perspective of the U.S. Embassy in postwar Prague. The main personalities include Ambassador Steinhardt and U.S. Intelligence officers Katek and Taggart. They were highly educated and motivated. Nevertheless, in 1948 they suffered a strategic defeat that helped deepen the Cold War tensions for decades to come.
 

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Igor Lukes is University Professor of History and International Relations at Boston University. He is the author of Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitler: The Diplomacy of Edvard Benes in the Thirties and Rudolf Slansky: His Trials and Trial.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Oxford University Press. 298 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Charles Dameron on May 14 2012

Mr. Lukes's invaluable account makes it hard to dispute CIA Director Allen Dulles's conclusion in the 1950s that Czechoslovakia "would never have been lost if someone had been there doing something about it."

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