At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War

Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, 2004 - 368 páginas
A behind-the-headlines analysis of America's fight against communism by a former Air Force secretary covers such topics as the efforts of multiple U.S. presidents to outmaneuver the Russians, the Vietnam war, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Original.

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This book can be neatly divided into two halves. The first half, encompassing the author's career from his start in the USAF in the late 50s, through Reagan's election in 1980, is a fascinating ... Leer comentario completo

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

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Reed served as secretary of the U.S. Air Force under President Gerald Ford, but his story begins in the late 1940s with the onset of the Cold War and the Alger Hiss case. As a college student, he was ... Leer comentario completo


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Thomas C. Reed is a former Secretary of the Air Force. He has been Director of National Reconnaissance, a Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Policy, and a consultant to the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where much of the country’s nuclear weapons research takes place. He lives in northern California.

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