From the Shadows The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

ISBN-10: 1416543368
ISBN-13: 9781416543367
Edition: 2008
Authors: Robert M. Gates
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, and under President George H. W. Bush was Director of Central Intelligence. Gates was also an officer in the United States Air Force and during the early part of his military career, he was recruited by the CIA. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University and was a member of several corporate boards. He served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, that studied the lessons of the Iraq War. Gates has won many honorary doctorates from universities, including an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Yale University; his government awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In January 2014, Gates published his autobiography, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller.

Introduction
1969-1974: Detente-The Years of Smoke and Mirrors
Washington and Moscow: 1969
So This Was "Detente"?
1975-1980: The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy
American Paralysis
The "Third World" War
Planting Lethal Seeds
MUTS, Spies, and Dissidents
Defense and Arms Control: Advantage USSR
1979: Cold War, Hot War-East War, West War
Carter Turns to CIA
The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy, the Reality of Vulnerability
1981-1986: The Resurgence of the West
The Reawakening
Reagan's Sword: Casey at CIA
Turning the Tables
1983: The Most Dangerous Year
The War in Washington, 1983: Shultz Against the Field
Central America, 1983-1984: Our Own Worst Enemy
Passages: Last Gasp of the Soviet Old Guard
1985: Reagan and Gorbachev-the Best of Enemies
The Third World Competition, 1985-1986: Washington Pours It On
Intelligence Wars
1986-1991: Liberation and History's Dustbin
Gorbachev's Uncertain Trumpet, 1986-1987
Diversions
Geneva to Washington
Ending the "Third World" War
Gorbachev: Destroying the Soviet System
The "Velvet Revolutions" of 1989: The Avalanche of Liberation
Together at Last: Bush and Gorbachev
Destruction of the "Evil Empire"
A Joyless Victory
Reflections
Notes
Index

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