Rings of Supersonic Steel: Air Defenses of the United States Army, 1950-1979

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Hole in the Head Press, 2010 - History - 358 pages
The only comprehensive Cold War missile book on the market today. Once upon a time, America's major cities were protected from air attack by rings of supersonic steel. these supersonic sentinels are gone now, but you can rediscover this fascinating Cold War-era technology in the third edition of Rings of Supersonic Steel. Lear how the NIKE and other missiles systems worked. Locate former nuclear missile sites in your neighborhood. Rings of Supersonic Steel is an introductory history of the U.S>continental air defenses missile network and a compete survery of all NIKE, BOMARC, the Safeguard sites in the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. This expanded edition includes updated text based upon information from new sources and from fellow enthusiasts.

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About the author (2010)

Mark A. Berhow has long had an interest in the history of American coastal and continental air defenses. He was worked at the Fort MacArthur Museum, and Nike missile post in Los Angeles for 10 years, and is a past chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG). He is a research chemist at the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. He lives in Peoria, Illinois. Mark L. Morgan developed an interest in Cold War systems and operations during the early 1980s. A member of a multitude of professional and history organizations, Mark has authored two other books besides Rings of Supersonic Steel including a history of his old airplane, the Grumman A-6 Intruder. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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