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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
Title
Above & beyond
Title remainder
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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  • John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous Cold War spy mission
  • Above and beyond
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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YDX
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm91855129
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398046
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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 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
sky2ocm91855129
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
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

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