MAYDAY: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 affair

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Harper & Row, 1986 - History - 494 pages
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Uncovers the story of Francis Gary Powers's flight in a CIA U-2 spy plane into Soviet airspace two weeks before a vital Paris summit meeting in 1960 between Eisenhower and Khrushchev

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Review: Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev And The U-2 Affair

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

This was another book I'd been wanting to read for a long while. Frankly, I think I actually had the trade paperback version of it to begin with. Needless to say it fell apart. Fresh off from reading ... Read full review

Review: Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev And The U-2 Affair

User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

Someone had left a paperback up at grandmother's Michigan cottage about the U2 affair shortly after its occurrence and I'd read it as a little kid. So many years had passed, however, since the event ... Read full review


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Michael Beschloss has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by "Newsweek." He has written eight books on American Presidents and is NBC News Presidential Historian, as well as contributor to PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons.

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