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Author Reed, Thomas C.

Title At the abyss : an insider's history of the Cold War / Thomas C. Reed.

Imprint New York : Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  909.825 R251a 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 368 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Introduction by George H.W. Bush.
Summary An unvarnished view of America's fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "A Presidio Press book." ; Ballantine Books.
Subject Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1945-1989
Added Author Bush, George, 1924-
ISBN 0891418210
0891418377 (pbk.)
9780891418375 (pbk.)

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