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Taubman, Philip

Works: 5 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 2,169 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: UG763, 327.1273009045
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Most widely held works by Philip Taubman
Secret empire : Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of America's space espionage by Philip Taubman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a brief period of explosive, top-secret innovation during the 1950s, a small group of scientists, engineers, businessmen, and government officials rewrote the book on airplane design and led the nation into outer space. In an effort no less audacious than the creation of the atomic bomb, they designed, built, and operated the U-2 and supersonic SR-71 spy planes and Corona, the first reconnaissance satellites - machines that could collect more information about the Soviet Union's weapons in a day than an army of spies could assemble in a decade." "Their remarkable inventions and daring missions made possible arms control agreements with Moscow that helped keep the peace during the cold war, as well as the space-based reconnaissance, mapping, communications, and targeting systems used by America's armed forces in the Gulf War and most recently in Afghanistan. These hugely expensive machines also led to the neglect of more traditional means of intelligence gathering through human spies." "Philip Taubman follows this dramatic story from the White House to the CIA, from the Pentagon to Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, from the secret U-2 test base in Nevada to the secret satellite assembly center in Palo Alto and other locations here and abroad. He reveals new information about the origins and evolution of the projects and how close they came to failing technically or falling victim to bureaucratic inertia and Washington's turf wars." "The incredibly sophisticated spies in the skies were remarkably successful in proving that the missile gap was a myth in protecting us from surprise Soviet attack. But in some ways, the failure to detect the planning for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, can also be attributed to these powerful machines as the government became increasingly dependent on spy satellites to the neglect of human agents and informants. Now, as we wage a new and more vicious war against terrorism, we will need both machines in space and spies on the ground to fight back."--BOOK JACKET
The partnership : five cold warriors and their quest to ban the bomb by Philip Taubman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the most dangerous security issue America faces today--and we are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven by this knowledge, five men--all members of the Cold War brain trust behind the U.S. nuclear arsenal--have come together to combat this threat, leading a movement that is challenging the United States and other nations to reconsider their strategic policies. This book tells the little-known story of their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at these men--Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell--the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and their dealings with President Obama and other world leaders. Journalist Philip Taubman explores the motivations, past conflicts, and current debates that drive, and sometimes strain, their bipartisan partnership. --From publisher description
Secret empire Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of America's space espionage by Philip Taubman ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a handful of Americans, led by President Eisenhower, who revolutionized spying and warfare during the early and most dangerous years of the cold war
Shen mi di guo : Aisenhauowe'ier, zhong qing ju bei hou de Meiguo kong jian da zhan yi mi shi by Philip Taubman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu jiang shu le zai mei guo wei xing zhi zao zhong xin de gong cheng xiang mu de yuan you he fa zhan guo cheng de tong shi, bing jie lu le dao zhi zhe xie xiang mu bin lin shi bai de bu fen nei mu
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.10 for ʼImbrāṭu ... to 0.47 for Shen mi di ...)
Alternative Names
Tabuman, Feilipu
English (25)
Arabic (1)
Chinese (1)