Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the half-title page: "For Ted and Nancy Sizer-- / with best regards-- / Michael Beschloss / April 1986." The Sizers played major roles in the education reform movement; Ted (1932-2009) was headmaster at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., during the 1970s and Beschloss was one of his students. Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a silver-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped; faint dust-spotting to top page edges. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95); some edgewear and two short closed tears to top of spine. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002842
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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
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Title: Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 ...
Publisher: Harper and Row, New York
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
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