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Author Burke, Kyle (Historian), author

Title Revolutionaries for the right : anticommunist internationalism and paramilitary warfare in the Cold War / Kyle Burke
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The new Cold War history
New Cold War history.
Contents The flames of anticommunist revolution -- Crossroads of conservatism -- Revolution and counterrevolution -- Covert warriors for hire -- Private wars in Central America -- Rebels for the cause -- Conclusion : the twilight of the anticommunist international
Summary "Freedom fighters. Guerrilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to Afghanistan, Vietnam to Angola, Cuba to the Congo, the connections between these anticommunist groups have remained hazy and their coordination obscure. Yet as Kyle Burke reveals, these conflicts were the product of a rising movement that sought paramilitary action against communism worldwide. Tacking between the United States and many other countries, Burke offers an international history not only of the paramilitaries who started and waged small wars in the second half of the twentieth century but of conservatism in the Cold War era"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 16, 2018)
Subject Anti-communist movements -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-communist movements -- International cooperation.
Cold War.
Conservatism -- History -- 20th century.
Paramilitary forces -- History -- 20th century.
Revolutions -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469640740 (electronic bk.)
1469640759 (electronic bk.)
9781469640747 (electronic bk.)
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