Reflections Of A Cold Warrior / Edition 1

Reflections Of A Cold Warrior / Edition 1

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by Richard M. Bissell
     
 

In this revealing memoir, the CIA's most important spymaster provides an insider's view of American intelligence activities during a pivotal period in history. The author tells of the personalities, policies, and historical forces that influenced events while he was in charge of the development of the U-2 spy-plane, the Corona spy satellite, the infamous Bay of Pigs… See more details below

Overview

In this revealing memoir, the CIA's most important spymaster provides an insider's view of American intelligence activities during a pivotal period in history. The author tells of the personalities, policies, and historical forces that influenced events while he was in charge of the development of the U-2 spy-plane, the Corona spy satellite, the infamous Bay of Pigs operation, and other covert CIA operations and discusses the lessons that were learned during the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300064308
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The Early Years1
2The War Years15
3The Marshall Plan30
4Transition: The Ford Foundation to the CIA74
5Overhead Reconnaissance92
6Crises141
7Cuba152
8A Philosophy of Covert Action205
9The Institute for Defense Analyses225
10Private Life238
How This Book Was Written246
Notes251
Index263

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