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The Resource By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War, William E. Burrows

By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War, William E. Burrows

Label
By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War
Title
By any means necessary
Title remainder
America's secret air war in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
William E. Burrows
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unknown to the public and cloaked in the utmost secrecy, the United States flew missions against the Communist bloc almost continuously during the Cold War in a desperate effort to collect intelligence and find targets for all-out nuclear war. The only hint of the relentless, clandestine operations came when one of the planes was shot down. Many of the air force and navy flyers were killed on the top secret missions. But now, for the first time, historian William E. Burrows shows that others were captured by the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans, and were tortured, imprisoned, and killed, while their loved ones grieved and their government looked the other way. In an effort to improve relations with Russia, Washington is still looking the other way, though it pretends otherwise. Burrows has interviewed scores of men who flew these "black" missions, as well as the widows and children of those who never returned, all of whom want the full story finally told. He has done so with an eye to this story's immensely human dimension. By any means necessary is not about airplanes, but about the people who've sacrificed their lives in the interests of national security
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273/047/09045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.S65
LC item number
B89 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War, William E. Burrows
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-381) and index
Control code
46383789
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780374117474
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023622
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)46383789
Label
By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War, William E. Burrows
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-381) and index
Control code
46383789
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780374117474
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023622
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)46383789

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