What America Did Right: The Weapon Systems, Events, and Leaders that Brought Us to Victory in the Cold War (Hardback)Herbert J. Friedman (author)
Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 02/04/1996
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This book explores the many concurrent events that helped the United States to win the Cold War. It looks at politicians, policies, and weapon systems, but also delves further into the achievements that the United States made in consumer products, basic research, higher education, and space, to name a few. The author shows how such accomplishments were concurrent and interrrelated, explaining technological subjects in layperson's terms. Readers of this book will undoubtedly gain a more thorough understanding of the United States' Cold War victory. More important, this study will show readers that, in the author's words, "our future looks bright" and that the diverse successes of the U.S. in the Cold War show the true quality of the American spirit. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; How We Won the Cold War; Key Events of the Cold War Years; Lessons of the Cold War; National Security in the Cold War; Our First Victory, the Berlin Airlift; The Race to the Moon; Beyond Reach, Space-Based Surveillance; The Fear of Retaliation, or How Minuteman Prevented WWIII; Some of Those Unglamorous, Reliable, Economical, Weapon Systems; Cruise Missiles, Unmanned Airplanes Come of Age; Some of America's Innovators, Inventors, Entrepreneurs; Weapon Systems; Bibliography; Index.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 226 x 140 x 16 mm
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