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Hardcover Raiders of the China Coast: CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War Book

ISBN: 1557503885

ISBN13: 9781557503886

Raiders of the China Coast: CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War

(Part of the Naval Institute Special Warfare Series Series)

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In an effort to divert China's attention from the Korean front in 1950 and relieve pressure on the allied forces, the CIA sponsored a series of raids along the southeastern coast of China conducted by... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Holober's account is unusually insightful.

Frank Holober's account of the CIA paramilitary operations on the southeastern coast of China is unusually insightful. By focusing on the men who ran the operation, he humanizes the story in a way few CIA insiders-turned-authors have managed. It makes for an entertaining, as well as informative, read -- a rare find within this usually dry-as-toast genre. I recommend it to all history buffs as well as readers newly venturing into the intricacies of Cold War activity. It's a gem for anyone's bookshelf.

A fascinating account with unprecedented insights

This book, which focuses on a little-known U.S. campaign to diminish Chinese capabilities at the height of the Korean War, provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into how U.S. covert operations were conducted in the early days of the Cold War, and the bravery and camaraderie of those involved in these operations. A VERY enjoyable and insightful read.
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