From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance – An evening with the author John Pomfret
The Kosciuszko Foundation: 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance - A discussion with the author John Pomfret moderated by Alex Storozynski
“An eye-opening account of America’s relations with Poland and its intelligence service…A lively and insightful exploration of an overlooked international alliance.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review*
Spanning decades and continents, from the battlefields of the Balkans to secret nuclear research labs in Iran and embassy grounds in North Korea, this saga begins in 1990. As the United States cobbles together a coalition to undo Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, six US officers are trapped in Iraq with intelligence that could ruin Operation Desert Storm if it is obtained by the brutal Iraqi dictator. Desperate, the CIA asks Poland, a longtime Cold War foe famed for its excellent spies, for help. Just months after the Polish people voted in their first democratic election since the 1930s, the young Solidarity government in Warsaw sends a veteran ex-Communist spy who’d battled the West for decades to rescue the six Americans. MORE
John Pomfret, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, served as a correspondent for the Washington Post for two decades, covering wars, revolutions, and China. His recent book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom, won the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, he lives with his wife and three children in Berkeley, CA.