by Edward Alexander


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OPUS is a political thriller about the joint search by American and Soviet Cultural Officers for a Beethoven Cello Concerto in Hungary, leading to the involvement of three Intelligence agencies, World War II intrigue, and culminating at KGB HQ.

Author Biography: Edward Alexander majored in musicology and journalism at Columbia University and during World War II served in Psychological Warfare in Europe. From 1946 to 1949 he did public relations for Sir Laurence Olivier's "Henry V" and "Hamlet" and then organized "Voice of America" broadcasts to the Soviet Caucasus, and was appointed Armenian Service Chief. In 1959 he joined the Foreign Service with assignments in West and East European Embassies, including Hungary, and as Deputy Director for the Soviet Union and East Europe traveled extensively throughout the area overseeing press and cultural activities. In 1985 the State Department called him back out of retirement to become a member of the U.S. Delegation to three Human Rights Conferences abroad and to be the U.S. spokesman. He is the author of "The Serpent and the Bees" about the KGB and "A Crime of Vengeance" about the Armenian genocide.

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ISBN-13: 9780738842295
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)

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