Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Books about RFE/RL

Voices of Freedom - Western Interference?: 60 Years of Radio Free Europe 
By Anna Bischof (Author, Editor), Zuzana Juergens (Editor)
ISBN#: 978-3525373101
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Publication Date: June 1, 2015







Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989
By Pawel Machcewicz, translated by Maya Latynski
ISBN#: 9780804792387
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: 2015







Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond
By A. Ross Johnson
ISBN#: 9780804773560
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: December 2010







Radio Free Europe's "Crusade for Freedom": Rallying Americans Behind Cold War Broadcasting, 1950-1960
By Richard H. Cummings
ISBN: 9780786444106
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Publication Date: October 2010








Cold War Broadcasting
By A. Ross Johnson & R. Eugene Parta
ISBN#: 9639776807
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication Date: September 2010








Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History Of American Broadcasting In Europe 1950-1989
By Richard H. Cummings
ISBN: 0786441380
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Publication Date: May 2009







Discovering the Hidden Listener: An Empirical Assessment of Radio Liberty and Western Broadcasting to the USSR during the Cold War
By R. Eugene Parta
ISBN: 978-0-8179-4732-3
Publisher: Hoover Press
Publication Date: 2007







Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
By Arch Puddington
ISBN#: 0813121582
Publisher: University of Kentucky
Publication Date: May 2000







Sparks of Liberty: An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty
By Gene Sosin
ISBN#: 0271018690
Publisher: The Pennsylvania Universty Press
Publication Date: April 1999








Radio Free Europe & the Pursuit of Democracy: My War within the Cold War
By George R. Urban
ISBN#: 0300069219
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: January 1998







War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War
By Michael Nelson
ISBN#: 0815604793
Publisher: Syracuse University
Publication Date: October 1997








Radio Liberty: Hole-in-the-Head
By James Critchlow
ISBN#: 1879383470
Publisher: American University Press
Publication Date: September 1995








America's Other Voice: The Story of Radio Free Europe & Radio Liberty
By Sig Mickelson
ISBN#: 0030632242
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: October 1983










U.S. International Broadcasting and National Security
By James L. Tyson
Publisher: (Out Of Print)
ISBN#: 0915071002
Publication Date: 1983










Voices Through the Iron Curtain: The Radio Free Europe Story
By Allan A. Michie
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1963








Radio Free Europe
By Robert T. Holt
ASIN#: B0007DM8Z0
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 1958

U.S. Broadcasting to the Soviet Union
By Ludmilla Alexeyeva
ISBN#: 0938579878
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Publication Date: September 1986







Facts About RFE/RL

  • Countries: 23
  • Languages: 28
  • Broadcast Hours: 1,280 hours/week (FY2015)
  • Listenership (est.): 23.6 million/week (FY2015)
  • Staff: 500+ in Prague & Washington and 750 freelancers at 17 bureaus in the broadcast region.
  • Budget (est.): $103.85 million (FY2015)



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