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Fiery Peace in a Cold War Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

ISBN-10: 0679745491
ISBN-13: 9780679745495
Edition: 2010
Authors: Neil Sheehan
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

American journalist Cornelius Mahoney "Neil" Sheehan was born on October 27, 1936 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 1958 he received a B.A. from Harvard University. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962, Sheehan began working for the United Press International. Following a stint in the Tokyo bureau he worked as a bureau chief covering the Vietnam War for two years. Sheehan joined The New York Times in 1964 and reported from Indonesia and again Vietnam before becoming the Pentagon correspondent in 1966. He began reporting on the White House in 1968. In 1971 Sheehan published in The New York Times controversial details from the classified Pentagon Papers regarding the war in Vietnam. The government lost the resulting case, New York Times Co. v. United States, in which it had tried to halt these actions. Sheehan has written several bestselling books. He won a non-fiction Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for A Bright Shining Lie, considered to be one of the best books ever written about the Vietnam War. He has also published The Arnheiter Affair, After the War Was Over, and A Fiery Peace in a Cold War.

Foreword
Prologue: A Rite of Succession
Becoming an American
Ellis Island and a Tragedy in Texas
A Benefactor and the House on the Twelfth Green
The Virtues of Golf
White Silk Scarves and Open Cockpits
Entering the Brotherhood
A Fiasco and Reform
Staying the Course
A Fork in the Road
"Let's Dive-Bomb the Bastards"
The Test of War
Inheriting a Different World
Atomic Diplomacy
Spies Inside the Barbed Wire
"The Balance has Been Destroyed"
The State that was Stalin
A Confrontation and a Misreading
Containing the Menace
Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Fog
Stalin Gets His Bomb
The Consequences of Delusion
Good Intentions Gone Awry
The Perils of an Apprenticeship
Hap Arnold's Legacy
Getting Organized
Bomber Leader
Into the Lion's Den
Moscow Opts for Rockets
A Nuclear Reactor in the Sky
Low-Level Tactics and the Flying Boom
The Last Tangle and an Ambush
Starting a Race
Seeking Scientific Validation
When Hungary Was Mars
A Fascination with Explosions
Finding an Ally
Marshaling the Expertise
The Tea Pot Committee
Getting Started
"Okay, Bennie, It's a Deal"
Winning a President
A Schoolhouse and a Radical New Approach
The Guru of Rockets
A Problem with Tommy Power
How Greed Corrupts
An Assault from an Unexpected Quarter
A Sense of Adventure
No Time for Family
Getting to Ike
A Difficult Dialogue at Geneva
Dazzling the Monarch
No More Nitpicking
A Rader in Turkey
Building the Unstoppable
A Competitor
The Team of Mettler and Thiel
John Bruce Medaris and Wernher von Braun
The Cape of the Canebrake vs. "Mosse" Mathison
A Few Grains of Sand
Medaris Goes for the ICBM
The Reluctant Rescuer
Thor vs. Jupiter
Sputnik
Thor Readies for England
Jamie Wallace's Thor Show
The Biggest Airlift Since Berlin
"Roy...I Want you to Get Me Camp Cooke"
A Tie
Black Saturday
The Trials of Atlas and a Christmas Surprise
Whose Missile Gap?
A Victory Despite the Bugs
Minuteman: Ed Hall's Triumph
"You Couldn't Keep him in that Job"
A Spy in Orbit and a Game of Nuclear Dice
A Would-Be Spy in the Sky Goes Awry
Mathison Snatches the Prize
Discoverer Goes "Black" into Corona
A Harebrained Scheme
Palm Tree Disguises
Keeping the Military on the Leash
"Use 'Em or Lose 'Em"
LeMay and Tommy Power as the Wild Cards
Avoiding G�tterd�mmerung
Buying Time for the Empire to Implode
Epilogue The Schriever Luck
Johnny von Neumann Finds Faith but not Peace
"The Slowest Old Trev has Ever Gone in a Cadillac"
Losing it all and Forgiving a Brother
"Only in America"
A Reunion with Hap
Acknowledgments
Interviews
Source Notes
Bibliography
Index

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