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A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan

Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon
Title
A fiery peace in a cold war
Title remainder
Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon
Statement of responsibility
Neil Sheehan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "A Bright Shining Lie," comes the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history--and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort with the ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missiles) program
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheehan, Neil
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.S34
LC item number
S44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schriever, Bernard A
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Military engineers
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Cold War
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Astronautics
Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-509) and index
Contents
Prologue: A rite of succession -- Book I: 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 text on war -- Book II: 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 -- Book III: 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 --
Control code
ocn297147678
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 534 p.
Isbn
9780679422846
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002247
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)297147678
Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-509) and index
Contents
Prologue: A rite of succession -- Book I: 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 text on war -- Book II: 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 -- Book III: 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 --
Control code
ocn297147678
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 534 p.
Isbn
9780679422846
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002247
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)297147678

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