Operation Overflight

Author: Francis Gary Powers,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597979961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 6679

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: 5688

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: 1184

The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War offers a broad reassessment of the period war 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 accounting of the ways in which the cold war should be positioned within the broader context of world history.

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593603

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 5955

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.

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: 4911

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: 8410

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: 2504

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

Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer

Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Thomas Pfleger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662058642

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 6876

Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer stellt einem weiten Interessentenkreis vom engagierten Hobbybeobachter über den Studenten bis zum Dozenten leistungsfähige, gut strukturierte Pascal-Programme zur Verfügung. Sie reichen von der Berechnung von Koordinatentransformationen oder genauen Planetenpositionen bis zur Vorhersage von Sternbedeckungen und Sonnenfinsternissen oder der Bahnbestimmung und der Photoplattenvermessung. Dazu werden das Problem, die numerische Lösung und das Programm ausführlich vorgestellt und die Ergebnisse diskutiert. Der modulare Aufbau der auf Diskette erhältlichen Pascal-Programme (Bestellkarte liegt bei) macht diese vielfältig einsetzbar und erlaubt es, damit weitere Software zur Lösung eigener Aufgaben zu entwickeln.

Covert action in the Cold War

US policy, intelligence and CIA operations

Author: James Callanan

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 8209

Born out of the ashes of World War II, the covert action arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created to counter the challenge posed by the Soviet Union and its allies and bolster American interests worldwide. It evolved rapidly into an eclectic, well-resourced organization whose activities provided a substitute for overt military action and afforded essential backup when the Cold War turned hot in Korea and Vietnam. This comprehensive examination of a still controversial subject sheds valuable new light on the undercover operations mounted by the CIA during the Cold War. Using a wide range of unpublished government records and documents, James Callanan traces the growth of the agency chronologically as it forged a covert action mission that sought to advance US foreign and defence policy in all corners of the globe. Offering a powerful perspective on a pivotal period in American history, Covert Action in the Cold War makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of global politics during the Cold War.

Cold War

A Student Encyclopedia

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851098477

Category: History

Page: 2969

View: 1278

Presents nearly 176 documents and over a thousand entries covering all aspects of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including political, military, social, diplomatic, economic, and biographical entries.

Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik

eine Einführung

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 9783770540150

Category:

Page: 286

View: 1052

Es gibt nur wenige Klassiker der modernen politischen Philosophie - Eric Voegelins Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik ist einer von ihnen. Ihre Erstveröffentlichung 1952 in den USA zog durch eine Titelgeschichte vom Time Magazine sogleich breite Aufmerksamkeit auf sich und brachte dem Autor den Ruf eines Theoretikers von Rang ein. Sie ist im besten Sinne des Wortes eine Streit- und zugleich eine Programmschrift. In dezidierter Frontstellung gegen das positivistische Wissenschaftsverständnis unternimmt der Autor den Versuch, die politische Wissenschaft in Anknüpfung an die Tradition der klassischen episteme politike als eine Wissenschaft von menschlicher und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung neu zu begründen. In ihrem Mittelpunkt stehen, neben der Frage nach dem Wesen der Rationalität, eine Philosophie der Geschichte mit einer ebenso kritischen wie kontroversen Deutung der westlichen Modernität. Als "ein Werk von exzeptioneller Qualität" brachte Die neue Wissenschaft der Politik Voegelin den begehrten Lippencott Award der American Political Science Association ein. Auch heute, ein halbes Jahrhundert nach ihrem ersten Erscheinen, hat sie nichts von ihrer ursprünglichen Frische, Aktualität und intellektuellen Brillanz verloren.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Author: Ted W. Lawson

Publisher: Brassey's Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 4739

A vivid eyewitness account of the unorthodox assignment that eighty-five intrepid volunteer airmen--the "Tokyo Raiders"--under the command of celebrated flier James H. Doolittle executed in April 1942