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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Modern / 20th Century
  • Language:English
  • Pages:265
  • eBook ISBN:9780990826453

The C.I.A. and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974

by Thomas Fensch

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Overview
This is the formerly Top Secret record of the C.I.A. and the U-2 spy plane program. The U-2 was a spy plane that could fly at 70,000 feet, above the radar of any other country. To build such an aircraft was a daunting task. But on May 1, 1960, one U-2 was shot down over Russia; pilot Francis Gary Powers was put on a '"show trial" in Moscow. The incident fractured U.S. - U.S.S.R. relations. 265 pages, plus Bibliography.
Description
This is the complete formerly Top Secret record of the C.I.A. and the U-2 spy plane program. The U-2 was a spy plane that could fly at 70,000 feet, above the radar of any other country. To build such an aircraft was a daunting task. But on May 1, 1960 ,one U-2 was shot down over Russia; pilot Francis Gary Powers was put on a "show trial" in Moscow. The incident fractured U.S. - U.S.S.R. relations. 265 pages, plus Bibliography.
About the author
Thomas Fensch is the author of over 30 books of nonfiction. He has published books about: John Steinbeck ; James Thurber ; Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel ; Oskar Schindler ; John Howard Griffin, Ernest Hemingway and a variety of general nonfiction titles. He has a doctorate from Syracuse University and lives outside Richmond, Va.
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