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by Thomas Reed

Author: Thomas Reed
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Presidio Press; New edition edition (March 1, 2005)
Pages: 400 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.8
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Yet "At the Abyss is more than a riveting and comprehensive recounting.

was a fight to the death," notes Thomas C. Reed," "fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort-save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons. Yet "At the Abyss is more than a riveting and comprehensive recounting. It is a cautionary tale for our time, a revelation of how, "those years. came to be known as the Cold War, not World War II.

At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War (. ISBN 0-89141-821-0) is an autobiographical book about Thomas C. Reed's experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through his time as an advisor to President Ronald Reagan

At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War (. Reed's experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through his time as an advisor to President Ronald Reagan. It reveals new details about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Farewell Dossier, and other facets of the Cold War.

An unvarnished view of America's fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command

An unvarnished view of America's fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command.

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Thomas Reed is certainly one of the most qualified people alive to tell the real story of the Cold Wa. Reed's Abyss is a real "page turner". com User, September 8, 2004.

Thomas Reed is certainly one of the most qualified people alive to tell the real story of the Cold War. He worked at Livermore Labs as early as 1959 and wa. . This fascinating book is a must read for those who have "been there" during the Cold War and also for those for whom it is just a part of history. I found the book compelling and exciting, although I wouldn't characterize it as a comprehensive history as much as a memoir of one who viewed the struggle between the . and the Soviet Union from several significant perspectives. He worked at Livermore Labs as early as 1959 and was involved in designing and testing nuclear weapons, he served as Secretary of the Air Force, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. He worked at Livermore Labs as early as 1959 and was involved in designing and testing nuclear weapons, he served as Secretary of the Air Force, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, and as a Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Policy.

Thomas Reed talked about his book At the Abyss: An Insiders .

Thomas Reed talked about his book At the Abyss: An Insiders History of the Cold War, published by Random House. Thomas Reed talked about his book At the Abyss: An Insiders History of the Cold War, published by Random House. The book tells the story of the author’s involvement in America’s fight in the Cold War in the last half of the twentieth century. To discuss his book, Mr. Reed is joined onstage by former Secretary of Defense (1973-75) James Schlesinger as well as Philip Taubman, author of Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage.

Thomas (Tom) C. Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force, Director of National Reconnaissance, Special . Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force, Director of National Reconnaissance, Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Policy, and consultant to the Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses the history of the cold war and some less well known facts of weapons and the politics that kept us from teetering over the precipice to nuclear wa.

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Book, Online - Google Books. Description. Presidio ; New York : Ballantine Books ; London : Greenhill, 2004 ix, 368 . p. of plates : il. maps ; 25 cm. ISBN. From Eisenhower's decision to beat the Russians at their own game, to the "Missile Gap" of the Kennedy Era, to Reagan's vow to "lean on the Soviets until they go broke" - all the pivotal events of the period are portrayed in new and stunning detail with information only someone on the front lines and in the backrooms could know. Yet At the Abyss is more than a riveting and comprehensive recounting.

1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Farewell Dossier, and other facets of the Cold War.

At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War (ISBN 0-89141-821-0) is an autobiographical book about Thomas C. Categories.

“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global powers now engaged in cataclysmic encounters, there is no more important time for this essential, epic account of the past half century, the tense years when the world trembled At the Abyss. Written by an author who rose from military officer to administration insider, this is a vivid, unvarnished view of America’s fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command, a work as full of human interest as history, rich characters as bloody conflict.Among the unforgettable figures who devised weaponry, dictated policy, or deviously spied and subverted: Whittaker Chambers—the translator whose book, Witness, started the hunt for bigger game: Communists in our government; Lavrenti Beria—the head of the Soviet nuclear weapons program who apparently killed Joseph Stalin; Col. Ed Hall—the leader of America’s advanced missile system, whose own brother was a Soviet spy; Adm. James Stockwell—the prisoner of war and eventual vice presidential candidate who kept his terrible secret from the Vietnamese for eight long years; Nancy Reagan—the “Queen of Hearts,” who was both loving wife and instigator of palace intrigue in her husband’s White House.From Eisenhower’s decision to beat the Russians at their own game, to the “Missile Gap” of the Kennedy Era, to Reagan’s vow to “lean on the Soviets until they go broke”—all the pivotal events of the period are portrayed in new and stunning detail with information only someone on the front lines and in backrooms could know.Yet At the Abyss is more than a riveting and comprehensive recounting. It is a cautionary tale for our time, a revelation of how, “those years . . . came to be known as the Cold War, not World War III.”From the Hardcover edition.