Operation Overflight

Author: Francis Gary Powers,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597979961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 9558

In this new edition of his classic 1970 memoir about the notorious U-2 incident, pilot Francis Gary Powers reveals the full story of what actually happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history. After surviving the shoot-down of his reconnaissance plane and his capture on May 1, 1960, Powers endured sixty-one days of rigorous interrogation by the KGB, a public trial, a conviction for espionage, and the start of a ten-year sentence. After nearly two years, the U.S. government obtained his release from prison in a dramatic exchange for convicted Soviet spy Rudolph Abel. The narrative is a tremendously exciting suspense story about a man who was labeled a traitor by many of his countrymen but who emerged a Cold War hero.

Strangers On A Bridge

Author: James B. Donovan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641188059

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2790

Die Hintergrundgeschichte zum großen Kinofilm „Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler“ Ostberlin 1962. An der Glienicker Brücke findet der Austausch zweier Topagenten statt. Verhandelt hat diese politische Sensation der New Yorker Anwalt James B. Donovan. In einem spektakulären Prozess bewahrte der Pflichtverteidiger den 1957 in den USA verhafteten sowjetischen Meisterspion Rudolf Abel vor dem Elektrischen Stuhl, da man ihn, so das Plädoyer, noch lebend brauche. Als ein U-2-Pilot über Russland abgeschossen wird, ist es so weit ...

The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

Author: Richard H. Immerman,Petra Goedde

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643610

Category: History

Page: 680

View: 4301

The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War offers a broad reassessment of the period based on new conceptual frameworks developed in the field of international history. Nearing the 25th anniversary of its end, the cold war now emerges as a distinct period in twentieth-century history, yet one which should be evaluated within the broader context of global political, economic, social, and cultural developments. The editors have brought together leading scholars in cold war history to offer a new assessment of the state of the field and identify fundamental questions for future research. The individual chapters in this volume evaluate both the extent and the limits of the cold war's reach in world history. They call into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the cold war and also present new insights into the global dimension of the conflict. Even though each essay offers a unique perspective, together they show the interconnectedness between cold war and national and transnational developments, including long-standing conflicts that preceded the cold war and persisted after its end, or global transformations in areas such as human rights or economic and cultural globalization. Because of its broad mandate, the volume is structured not along conventional chronological lines, but thematically, offering essays on conceptual frameworks, regional perspectives, cold war instruments, and cold war challenges. The result is a rich and diverse account of the ways in which the cold war should be positioned within the wider context of world history.

Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen

Author: Hermann Oberth

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486747126

Category: Science

Page: 106

View: 9846

Hermann Oberth gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Pioniere der Raketentechnik. Visionär waren nicht nur seine umfassende, akribische Untersuchung und Optimierung aller denkbaren Raketenparamter, sondern auch seine Vorschläge zur Raketeninstrumentierung für bemannte und wissenschaftliche Missionen sowie Ideen für Start- und Testanlagen. Die Neuauflage ermöglicht es, die Realisierung von Oberth's "Traum" nachzuvollziehen und mit der heutigen Raumfahrtrealität abzugleichen. Reprint der 5. Auflage von 1984

"Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion"

Anatomie einer Fälschung

Author: Hadassa Ben-Itto

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841206298

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7974

Die unglaubliche Geschichte einer Fälschung Die "jüdische Weltverschwörung" dient bis heute als Erklärung für jede nur erdenkliche Katastrophe: Kriege, Revolutionen, Wirtschaftskrisen, Börsenkräche, Terrorismus, Aids. Und immer wieder laufen die Fäden bei einem vermeintlich authentischen Buch zusammen: den "Protokollen der Weisen von Zion", deren Entstehungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte hier packend erzählt wird. 1934 kommt es in Bern zum Prozeß gegen die "Protokolle", den Ben-Itto anhand von Gerichtsakten und noch lebenden Zeugen rekonstruiert.

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593603

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2679

A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.

Die Geheimnisse des FBI

Author: Ronald Kessler

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864700728

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 912

Welche Geheimnisse ruhen seit Jahrzehnten in den tiefsten Kellern des FBI? Welche Abenteuer, Blamagen und Skandale verbergen sich in den Aktentresoren der mächtigen US-Bundespolizei? Und welche Indiskretionen über Stars und Sternchen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft hat die legendäre Behörde im Laufe der Jahrzehnte angesammelt? Nun liegen die Antworten auf diese Fragen in Buchform vor. Ihr Autor: Ronald Kessler, einer der profundesten Kenner der Nachrichtendienst- und Secret-Service-Szene der USA. Gestützt auf seine hervorragenden Kontakte in die Welt der Geheimoperationen führt er den Leser ganz weit hinein in "Die Geheimnisse des FBI".

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better

Author: William H. Patterson, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429987960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1142

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better: The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume of the authorized biography by William H. Patterson! Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) is generally considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the twentieth century. His most famous and widely influential works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—all published in the years covered by this volume. He was a friend of admirals, bestselling writers, and artists; became committed to defending the United States during the Cold War; and was on the advisory committee that helped Ronald Reagan create the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. Heinlein was also devoted to space flight and humanity's future in space, and he was a commanding presence to all around him in his lifetime. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, the revelations in this biography make for riveting reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture [2 volumes]

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture

Author: Abbe A. Debolt,James S. Baugess

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440801029

Category: Social Science

Page: 871

View: 4475

Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography

Cold War: The Essential Reference Guide

The Essential Reference Guide

Author: James R. Arnold,Roberta Wiener

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690044

Category: History

Page: 443

View: 2737

The impact of the Cold War is still being felt around the world today. This insightful single-volume reference captures the events and personalities of the era, while also inspiring critical thinking about this still-controversial period. • Several analytical essays by prominent historians, plus 85 additional A–Z reference entries about conflicts, incidents, leaders, and issues • 35 examples of relevant primary source documents, including speeches, treaties, policy statements, and letters, such as the Marshall Plan and Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech • A detailed chronology of important events that occurred before, during, and after the Cold War • Numerous maps and images of key leaders and events • A comprehensive bibliography of print resources

Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550571

Category:

Page: 384

View: 1400


Der Zeppelin

Author: Michael Bélafi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613034099

Category:

Page: 224

View: 8665

Reich illustrierte Biografie des legendären Luftschiffpioniers Graf Zeppelin (1838-1917), ergänzt durch Informationen zur Geschichte der Luftschifffahrt, die bis in die Gegenwart reicht.

Die grossen Drei

Churchill, Roosevelt und Stalin in Frieden und Krieg

Author: Robin Edmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442755660

Category:

Page: 558

View: 2366


CIA

Die ganze Geschichte

Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010277

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 2028

Zwielichtige Machenschaften wie Drogenhandel und Geldwäsche, Mordkomplotte, illegale Interventionen und Folter: Seit ihrer Gründung vor sechzig Jahren steht die CIA für viele dubiose Vorgänge beginnend mit dem Kalten Krieg bis zum heutigen »War on Terror«. Es gibt kaum eine Veränderung im Weltgeschehen der letzten Jahrzehnte, bei der die CIA nicht ihre Hände im Spiel hatte, ob in Südamerika, Vietnam oder Afghanistan... In zahlreichen Filmen und Thrillern wird sie als kühler, brillanter und allmächtiger Strippenzieher der Weltpolitik dargestellt. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Der zweifache Pulitzer-Preisträger Tim Weiner zeigt beängstigend und zugleich erstaunlich unterhaltsam, mit welcher Inkompetenz und Naivität der mächtigste Geheimdienst der Welt operiert. Unter anderem war man in Langley vom Fall der Sowjetunion völlig überrascht, hatte die Invasion in Kuwait übersehen und die Warnsignale vor dem 11. September ignoriert.