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From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War

Author: Robert Michael Gates
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
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The only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert M. Gates knows firsthand the deepest secrets of the Cold War.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
From the shadows.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1996
(OCoLC)657303373
Named Person: Robert Michael Gates; Robert Michael Gates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael Gates
ISBN: 0684810816 9780684810812
OCLC Number: 33947302
Description: 604 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. 1969-1974: Detente - The Years of Smoke and Mirrors. 1. Washington and Moscow: 1969. 2. So This Was "Detente"? --
Pt. 2. 1975-1980: The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy. 3. American Paralysis. 4. The "Third World" War. 5. Planting Lethal Seeds. 6. MUTS, Spies, and Dissidents. 7. Defense and Arms Control: Advantage USSR. 8. 1979: Cold War, Hot War - East War, West War. 9. Carter Turns to CIA. 10. The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy, the Reality of Vulnerability --
Pt. 3. 1981-1986: The Resurgence of the West. 11. The Reawakening. 12. Reagan's Sword: Casey at CIA. 13. Turning the Tables. 14. 1983: The Most Dangerous Year. 15. The War in Washington, 1983: Shultz Against the Field. 16. Central America, 1983-1984: Our Own Worst Enemy. 17. Passages: Last Gasp of the Soviet Old Guard. 18. 1985: Reagan and Gorbachev - the Best of Enemies. 19. The Third World Competition, 1985-1986: Washington Pours It On. 20. Intelligence Wars
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Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union. Gates describes the atmosphere, culture and politics of  Read more...

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