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Warriors of Disinformation: How Lies, Videotape, and the USIA Won the Cold War
     

Warriors of Disinformation: How Lies, Videotape, and the USIA Won the Cold War

by Alvin A. Snyder
 

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Have you ever thought about what really goes on behind the walls of the White House or the Pentagon? Particularly in times of political upheaval, it often seems that the government and the media work together to keep the voting public confused and distracted. In Warriors of Disinformation, Alvin A. Snyder, a former director of USIA’s Television and Film

Overview

Have you ever thought about what really goes on behind the walls of the White House or the Pentagon? Particularly in times of political upheaval, it often seems that the government and the media work together to keep the voting public confused and distracted. In Warriors of Disinformation, Alvin A. Snyder, a former director of USIA’s Television and Film Service, reveals the various propaganda campaigns sent out by the United States during the Cold War, one of the most strained, uncertain times in American political history. 

Snyder examines the “shady” billion-dollar dealings dedicated to “an exaggerated version of the truth,” and how President Reagan deceived the Soviets with well-plotted plans of fabrication. Readers will be shocked by the lengths that our government went to in order to hide the truth, and to consistently lie to not only the Soviets, but also to the American people about what was going on in the “land of the free.” 

Warriors of Disinformation is an incredible look inside the government from someone who was on the front line. Hear stories that were never supposed to leave confidential meeting rooms and find out firsthand what went on behind closed doors. Snyder has a story to tell you, and you’d be crazy not to listen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611457797
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Alvin A. Snyder was a senior executive with CBS and NBC, special assistant to President Nixon, and a high-ranking communications official in the Ford and Reagan administrations. Snyder’s work has won him eleven Emmys, five AP awards, two International Film Festival awards, and a Grammy. He operates his own media consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and he and his wife, Anne, live in McLean, Virginia.

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