Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond

John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis
During the ominous two weeks of the Cold War's terrifying peak, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U-2 aerial spy program.
On October 27, 1962, Kennedy, strained from back pain, sleeplessness, and days of impossible tension, was briefed about a missing spy plane. Its pilot, Chuck Maultsby, was on a surveillance mission over the North Pole, but had become disoriented and steered his plane into Soviet airspace. If detected, its presence there could be considered an act of war.
As the president and his advisers wrestled with this information, more bad news came: another U-2 had gone missing, this one belonging to Rudy Anderson. His mission: to photograph missile sites over Cuba. For the president, any wrong move could turn the Cold War nuclear.
Above and Beyond is the intimate, gripping account of the lives of these three war heroes, brought together on a day that changed history.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781610398046
1610398041
Branch Call Number: 973.922 SHERMAN 2018
Characteristics: viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Tougias, Mike 1955-- Author
Alternative Title: Above and beyond

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