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Byrne, Malcolm

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Works: 63 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 9,091 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Military history  Chronologies  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E876,
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Most widely held works by Malcolm Byrne
The Iran-Contra scandal : the declassified history by Peter Kornbluh( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"National security archive document reader." Contains a complete summary of every known relevant fact connected with the Iran-Contra scandal
Iran-Contra : Reagan's scandal and the unchecked abuse of presidential power by Malcolm Byrne( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything began to unravel on October 5, 1986, when a Nicaraguan soldier downed an American plane carrying arms to 'Contra' guerrillas, exposing a tightly held U.S. clandestine program. A month later, reports surfaced that Washington had been covertly selling arms to Iran (our sworn enemy and a state sponsor of terrorism), in exchange for help freeing hostages in Beirut. The profits, it turned out, were going to support the Contras, despite an explicit ban by Congress. In the firestorm that erupted, shocking details emerged, raising the prospect of impeachment, and the American public confronted a scandal as momentous as it was confusing. At its center was President Ronald Reagan amid a swirl of questions about illegal wars, consorting with terrorists, and the abuse of presidential power. Yet, despite the enormity of the issues, the affair dropped from the public radar due to media overkill, years of legal wrangling, and a vigorous campaign to forestall another Watergate. As a result, many Americans failed to grasp the scandal's full import. Through exhaustive use of declassified documents, previously unavailable investigative materials, and wide-ranging interviews, Malcolm Byrne revisits this largely forgotten and misrepresented episode. Placing the events in their historical and political context (notably the Cold War and a sharp partisan domestic divide), he explores what made the affair possible and meticulously relates how it unfolded--including clarifying minor myths about cakes, keys, Bibles, diversion memos, and shredding parties. Iran-Contra demonstrates that, far from being a 'junta' against the president, the affair could not have occurred without awareness and approval at the very top of the U.S. government. Byrne reveals an unmistakable pattern of dubious behavior--including potentially illegal conduct by the president, vice president, the secretaries of state and defense, the CIA director and others--that formed the true core of the scandal. Given the lack of meaningful consequences for those involved, the volume raises critical questions about the ability of our current system of checks and balances to address presidential abuses of power, and about the possibility of similar outbreaks in the future"--
Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 coup in Iran( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1956 Hungarian revolution : a history in documents( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uprising in East Germany 1953 : the Cold War, the German question, and the first major upheaval behind the Iron Curtain( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A detailed introductory essay to provide the necessary historical and political context precedes each part. The individual documents are introduced by short headnotes summarizing the contents and orienting the reader. A chronology, glossary and bibliography offer further background information."--Jacket
A cardboard castle? : an inside history of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and Hungarian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From Solidarity to martial law : the Polish crisis of 1980-1981 : a documentary history( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

95 documents on the events that represent a pivotal moment in modern Polish and world history: 16 months between August 1980 when the Solidarity trade union was founded and December 1981 when Polish authorities declared martial law and crushed the nationwide opposition movement that had grown up around the union. Transcripts of Soviet and Polish Politburo meetings give a detailed picture of the goals, motivations and deliberations of the leaders of these countries. Records of Warsaw Pact gatherings, notes of bilateral sessions of the communist camp provide additional pieces to the puzzle of what Moscow and its allies had in mind. Materials are included from Solidarity, too
The Chronology : the documented day-by-day account of the secret military assistance to Iran and the contras by The National Security Archive( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iran-Contra affair the making of a scandal, 1983-1988( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prague spring 1968 : a national security archive documents reader( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to revealing the events surrounding the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, this is the first book to document a Cold War crisis from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is based on unprecedented access to the previously closed archives of each member of the Warsaw Pact, as well as once highly classified American documents from the National Security Council, CIA, and other intelligence agencies. Presented in a highly readable volume, the book offers top-level documents from Kremlin Politburo meetings, multilateral sessions of the Warsaw Pact leading up to the decision to invade, transcripts of KGB-recorded telephone conversations between Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Dubcek. To provide a historical and political context, the editors have prepared essays to introduce each section of the volume. A chronology, glossary and bibliography offer further background information for the reader. The editors have a unique perspective to offer to foreign audiences since they are members of the commission appointed by Vaclav Havel to investigate the events of 1967-1970
Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flash points from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, this book reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place
The Soviet estimate U.S. analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Salvador war, peace and human rights, 1980-1994( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces more than 1300 documents detailing the U.S. policy toward El Salvador during the country's civil war and the subsequent peace accords
Secret military assistance to Iran and the Contras : a chronology of events and individuals( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and the United States from hostility to engagement, 1960-1998( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of 2000 documents concerning the relationship between the United States and China. The documents include memos, cables and studies concerning United States diplomatic relations with China
Secret military assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan opposition : a chronology of events and individuals( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet estimate U.S. analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection contains more than 600 intelligence estimates and reports, representing nearly 14,000 pages of documentation from the office of the Director of Central Intelligence, the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and other organizations. The set includes several hundred pages of debriefing transcripts and other documentation related to Colonel Oleg Penkovskii, the most important human source operated by the CIA during the Cold War, who later was charged with treason and executed by the Soviet Union. Also published here for the first time is the Pentagon's Top Secret 1,000-page internal history of the United States-Soviet Union arms race."--DNSA collections page
The secret CIA history of the Iran Coup, 1953( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Site consists of a summary and four appendixes of a 200-page document detailing the CIA history of operation TPAJAX, including American and British roles in the August 1953 coup against Iranian Premier Mohammad Mossadeq. Also includes analysis of the material (originally disclosed by James Risen of the New York Times in its editions of April 16, 2000). Provides links to information on the Archive's lawsuit against the CIA to force the declassification of key documents on the Agency's role in the European elections of 1948 and the 1953 coup in Iran, comments by five former CIA directors and others on the Agency's declassification policies, and the complaint filed with U.S. District Court on May 13, 1999
20 years after the hostages declassified documents on Iran and the United States( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Site consists of a selection of documents from American sources on U.S.-Iran relations since World War II currently available at the National Security Archive, with commentary and analysis
From Solidarity to Martial Law by Andrzej Paczkowski( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Iran-Contra scandal : the declassified history
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Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 coup in IranThe 1956 Hungarian revolution : a history in documentsUprising in East Germany 1953 : the Cold War, the German question, and the first major upheaval behind the Iron CurtainA cardboard castle? : an inside history of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991From Solidarity to martial law : the Polish crisis of 1980-1981 : a documentary historyThe Prague spring 1968 : a national security archive documents readerFrom Solidarity to Martial Law