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Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair.

BESCHLOSS, Michael R.

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ISBN 10: 0060155655 / ISBN 13: 9780060155650
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1986
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Small 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 494pp. Illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/fine. Inscribed by Beschloss. First edition, inscribed on the half-title page "For Barb and Gene -- / with best regards -- / Michael Beschloss / 4/24/86.". Bookseller Inventory # 991

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Title: Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair

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Reflecting the growing revisionist inter est in the Eisenhower presidency, MAYDAY is a comprehensive account of the CIA's U-2 program, which be came public knowledge only after the downing of Francis Gary Powers over Soviet airspace in 1960. Though a bit long, MAYDAY is an engaging, often exciting narrative that relies heavily on manuscript sources and interviews with key survivors of the Eisenhower ad ministration. Beschloss presents a bal anced picture and never fails to weigh the public debacle of the Powers inci dent against the virtual intelligence bo nanza produced by the previous four years of U-2 flights. His portraits of both Khrushchev and Eisenhower are excellent, as are briefer sketches of oth er key figures. A solid work certain to spark further interest in the diplomacy of the Cold War. Suitable for most aca demic and larger public libraries. Jo seph W. Constance, Jr., Georgia State Univ. Lib., Atlanta
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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