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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On May Day 1960, Soviet forces downed a CIA spy plane flown deep into Soviet territory by Francis Gary Powers two weeks before a crucial summit. This forced President Dwight Eisenhower to decide ... Read full review

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Reflecting the growing revisionist inter est in the Eisenhower presidency, MAYDAY is a comprehensive account of the CIA's U-2 program, which be came public knowledge only after the downing of Francis ... 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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