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Mayday

Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair

Mayday( )
Author: Beschloss, Michael
ISBN:978-1-5040-3936-9
Publication Date:Aug 2016
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Book Format:Ebook
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The "definitive" book on the U-2 episode and its disastrous impact on the future of the Cold War (Kirkus Reviews). On May Day 1960, Soviet forces downed a CIA spy plane flown deep into Soviet territory by Francis Gary Powers two weeks before a crucial summit. This forced President Dwight Eisenhower to decide whether, in an effort to save the meeting, to admit to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev--and the world--that he had secretly ordered Powers's...
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Beschloss, Michael (Author)
Michael Beschloss is a historian specializing in the U.S. presidency. The author of five previous books on presidents and world affairs, he is also a commentator on PBS' NewsHour and NBC News Presidential Historian. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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