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Dangerous Games: Faces, Incidents and Casualties of the Cold War is a return to that era. This book contains many unknown and ...
Dangerous Games: Faces, Incidents and Casualties of the Cold War is a return to that era. This book contains many unknown and long-since forgotten stories of that period. Some of the Cold War incidents covered include:
- The Marines in China;
- The first Cold War downing of an American Aircraft in the Baltic Sea;
- Death on the Orient Express (murder of a U.S. Naval Attache Officer);
- Actor James Garner's Front Line Army Experience South of the Yalu River during the Korean War;
- Soviet Spy Betty Bentley Who Triggered an Earthquake in American Politics;
- No Kum-Sok, the North Korean pilot who Defected to South Korea Delivering the First MIG Fighter to the West;
- CIA Officers Downey & Feacteau Who Spent 20 Years in a Chinese Prison;
- East German Soldier Hans Conrad Schumann and His Iconic leap to the West in Berlin;
- The Mysterious Death of British Frogman "Buster" Crabb;
- Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space;
- Commander Lloyd Bucher and the Second Korean Conflict;
- The USS Forrestal Fire.
With the resurgence of Russia, and its aggressive handling of the Georgian situation, Eastern European countries have become increasingly alarmed that Russia is attempting to recreate a sphere of influence over satellite states of the former Soviet Union.
To add to the mounting tension with the West, Russia in its attempt to become a world power once again, has already begun to show its flag in the Western Hemisphere.
Considering that we may be facing a second Cold War, this book is a timely reminder of some notable incidents from the intense political period following the end of the Second World War.
Chapter 1 First Blood: The USMC in China, 1945-49 1
Chapter 2 Elizabeth Bentley: Red Spy Queen, 1945 13
Chapter 3 Lt. Gail Halvorsen and the Berlin Airlift, 1948-49 26
Chapter 4 The First Cold War Shootdown, 1950 41
Chapter 5 Actor James Garner in the Korean War, 1950 46
Chapter 6 Capt. Eugene S. Karpe, USN: Death on the Orient Express, 1950 50
Chapter 7 CIA Officers John T. Downey and Richard G. Fecteau: Prisoners in China for Two Decades, 1952-73 54
Chapter 8 No Kum-Sok: Operation Moolah, 1953 66
Chapter 9 Mysterious Disappearance of Cdr. Lionel Crabb, RNVR, 1956 78
Chapter 10 Hans Conrad Schumann: Leap to Freedom into West Berlin, 1961 85
Chapter 11 Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space, 1961 89
Chapter 12 Maj. Rudolph Anderson Jr.: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 105
Chapter 13 The Palomares Incident, 1966 119
Chapter 14 Carl Brashear: An Extraordinary Sailor, 1966 123
Chapter 15 Commander Bucher and the Second Korean Conflict 1966-69 127
Chapter 16 The USS, Forrestal/Fire, 1967 144
Chapter 17 The Panmunjon Ax Murders and Operation Paul Bunyan, 1976 156
Chapter 18 Capt. Bert K. Mizusawa, USA: The Firefight at Panmunjon, 1984 163
Chapter 19 SSgt. Gregory Fronius and the El Salvador Insurgency, 1987 175
Appendix I Aircraft Downed During the Cold War 181
Appendix II U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Incidents and Casualties During the Cold War 204