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At the abyss : an insider's history of the Cold War

Author: Thomas C Reed; George Bush
Publisher: New York : Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An unvarnished view of America's fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Reed; George Bush
ISBN: 0891418210 9780891418214 0891418377 9780891418375
OCLC Number: 55525935
Notes: Introduction by George H.W. Bush.
"A Presidio Press book." ; Ballantine Books.
Description: ix, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Communist takeovers and makeovers --
The fifties unfold --
The Paparazzi pilots --
Howard Hughes supplies the props --
Rockets and missiles --
Sputnik and the missile gap --
Nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union --
The American cyberskippers --
The resumption of nuclear tests --
Getting started in Vietnam --
Winter on the Spanish coast --
Dawn of the information age --
The Air Force recovers from Vietnam --
Inefficiency kills, empires as well as people --
President Reagan sets up the checkmate --
Ghost stories from the Reagan White House --
The queen of hearts --
Cheney, Powell, and the nuclear genie --
The closers --
The Soviet solstice --
The heroes --
Closing down.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Reed.
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