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The Resource Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission, Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias

Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission, Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias

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Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission
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Above & beyond
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John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission
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Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias
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Above and beyond
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John F. Kennedy and Americas most dangerous Cold War spy mission
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eng
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"From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the ominous two weeks of the Cold War's terrifying peak, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U-2 aerial spy program. On October 27, 1962, Kennedy, strained from back pain, sleeplessness, and days of impossible tension, was briefed about a missing spy plane. Its pilot, Chuck Maultsby, was on a surveillance mission over the North Pole, but had become disoriented and steered his plane into Soviet airspace. If detected, its presence there could be considered an act of war. As the president and his advisers wrestled with this information, more bad news came: another U-2 had gone missing, this one belonging to Rudy Anderson. His mission: to photograph missile sites over Cuba. For the president, any wrong move could turn the Cold War nuclear. Above and Beyond is the intimate, gripping account of the lives of these three war heroes, brought together on a day that changed history."--provided by publisher
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"In 1963, President Kennedy gave the commencement address at the American University in Washington, DC. The Cuban Missile Crisis had forced him to reexamine the Cold War and his onetime foe Nikita Khrushchev. Those tense thirteen days in October 1962 hadbrought both leaders closer together as the world itself drew perilously close to nuclear war. JFK had pushed for direct contact with his Soviet counterpart and had a special hotline installed between the White House and the Kremlin and a second hotline in the basement of his home so that the leaders could discuss future issues themselves without the dangers of misinterpretation. The world seemed a warmer and brighter place than it had been that previous October, during the darkest and coldest days of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union were now working toward a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons testing, an outcome inconceivable just months before. It was indeed the dawn of a new era, something the president had promised during his inauguration in 1961. Now, two years later, he was about to give what Nikita Khrushchev called 'the greatest speech by any American President since Roosevelt'" --
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contains biographical information
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10658275
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YDX
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1969-
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Sherman, Casey
Dewey number
973.922
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.S47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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Tougias, Mike
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True
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Maultsby, Chuck
  • Anderson, Rudy
  • United States
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Air pilots
  • U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft)
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
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John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous Cold War spy mission
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Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission, Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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21395995
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398046
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1003311930
Label
Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous cold war spy mission, Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21395995
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311930

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