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A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan

Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon
Title
A fiery peace in a cold war
Title remainder
Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon
Statement of responsibility
Neil Sheehan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "A Bright Shining Lie," comes the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history--and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort with the ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missiles) program
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheehan, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.S34
LC item number
S44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Read by Robertson Dean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schriever, Bernard A
  • Schriever, Bernard A. (Ingenieur)
  • Schriever, Bernard A
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Military engineers
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Cold War
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Astronautics
  • Bewapeningswedloop
  • Intercontinentale raketten
  • Kernwapenpolitiek
  • Ruimtewapens
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Rüstungsindustrie
  • Atomare Rüstung
  • Interkontinentalrakete
  • Weltraumwaffe
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Rüstungsindustrie
  • Atomare Rüstung
  • Interkontinentalrakete
  • Weltraumwaffe
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Sovjet-Unie
  • USA
  • USA
Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-509) and index
Contents
  • A rite of succession -- Book I. Becoming an American : Ellis Island and a tragedy in Texas ; A benefactor and the house on the twelfth green ; The virtues of golf ; White silk scarves and open cockpits ; Entering the brotherhood ; A fiasco and reform ; Staying the course ; A fork in the road ; "Let's dive-bomb the bastards" ; The text on war -- Book II. Inheriting a different world : Atomic diplomacy ; Spies inside the barbed wire ; "The balance has been destroyed" ; The state that was Stalin ; A confrontation and a misreading ; Containing the menace ; Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor fog ; Stalin gets his bomb ; The consequences of delusion ; Good intentions gone awry -- Book III. The perils of an apprenticeship : Hap Arnold's legacy ; Getting organized ; Bomber leader ; Into the lion's den ; Moscow opts for rockets ; A nuclear reactor in the sky ; Low-level tactics and the flying boom ; The last tangle and an ambush -- Book IV. Starting a race : Seeking scientific validation ; When Hungary was Mars ; A fascination with explosions ; Finding an ally ; Marshaling the expertise ; The tea pot committee ; Getting started ; "Okay, Bennie, it's a deal --
  • Book V. Winning a president : A schoolhouse and a radical new approach ; The guru of rockets ; A problem with Tommy Power ; How greed corrupts ; An assault from an unexpected quarter ; A sense of adventure ; No time for family ; Getting to Ike ; A difficult dialogue at Geneva ; Dazzling the monarch ; No more nitpicking ; A radar in Turkey -- Book VI. Building the unstoppable : A competitor ; The team of Mettler and Thiel ; John Bruce Medaris and Wernher von Brawn ; The Cape of the Canebrake vs. "Moose" Mathison ; A few grains of sand ; Medaris goes for the ICBM ; The reluctant rescuer ; Thor vs. Jupiter ; Sputnik ; Thor readies for England ; Jamie Wallace's Thor show ; The biggest airlift since Berlin ; "Roy ... I want you to get me Camp Cooke" ; A tie ; Black Saturday ; The trials of Atlas and a Christmas surprise ; Whose missile gap? ; A victory despite the bugs ; Minuteman: Ed Hall's triumph ; "You couldn't keep him in that job" -- Book VII. A spy in orbit and a game of nuclear dice : A would-be spy in the sky goes away ; Mathison snatches the prize ; Discoverer goes "black" into Corona ; A harebrained scheme ; Palm tree disguises ; Keeping the military on the leash"Use 'em or lose 'em" ; LeMay and Tommy Power as the wild cards ; Avoiding Götterdämmerung ; Buying time for the empire to implode -- Epilogue. The Schriever luck : Johnny von Neumann finds faith but not peace ; "The slowest old Trev has ever gone in a Cadillac" ; Losing it all and forgiving a brother ; "Only in America" ; A reunion with Hap
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 534 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780679422846
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002247
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297147678
  • (OCoLC)ocn297147678
Label
A fiery peace in a cold war : Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon, Neil Sheehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-509) and index
Contents
  • A rite of succession -- Book I. Becoming an American : Ellis Island and a tragedy in Texas ; A benefactor and the house on the twelfth green ; The virtues of golf ; White silk scarves and open cockpits ; Entering the brotherhood ; A fiasco and reform ; Staying the course ; A fork in the road ; "Let's dive-bomb the bastards" ; The text on war -- Book II. Inheriting a different world : Atomic diplomacy ; Spies inside the barbed wire ; "The balance has been destroyed" ; The state that was Stalin ; A confrontation and a misreading ; Containing the menace ; Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor fog ; Stalin gets his bomb ; The consequences of delusion ; Good intentions gone awry -- Book III. The perils of an apprenticeship : Hap Arnold's legacy ; Getting organized ; Bomber leader ; Into the lion's den ; Moscow opts for rockets ; A nuclear reactor in the sky ; Low-level tactics and the flying boom ; The last tangle and an ambush -- Book IV. Starting a race : Seeking scientific validation ; When Hungary was Mars ; A fascination with explosions ; Finding an ally ; Marshaling the expertise ; The tea pot committee ; Getting started ; "Okay, Bennie, it's a deal --
  • Book V. Winning a president : A schoolhouse and a radical new approach ; The guru of rockets ; A problem with Tommy Power ; How greed corrupts ; An assault from an unexpected quarter ; A sense of adventure ; No time for family ; Getting to Ike ; A difficult dialogue at Geneva ; Dazzling the monarch ; No more nitpicking ; A radar in Turkey -- Book VI. Building the unstoppable : A competitor ; The team of Mettler and Thiel ; John Bruce Medaris and Wernher von Brawn ; The Cape of the Canebrake vs. "Moose" Mathison ; A few grains of sand ; Medaris goes for the ICBM ; The reluctant rescuer ; Thor vs. Jupiter ; Sputnik ; Thor readies for England ; Jamie Wallace's Thor show ; The biggest airlift since Berlin ; "Roy ... I want you to get me Camp Cooke" ; A tie ; Black Saturday ; The trials of Atlas and a Christmas surprise ; Whose missile gap? ; A victory despite the bugs ; Minuteman: Ed Hall's triumph ; "You couldn't keep him in that job" -- Book VII. A spy in orbit and a game of nuclear dice : A would-be spy in the sky goes away ; Mathison snatches the prize ; Discoverer goes "black" into Corona ; A harebrained scheme ; Palm tree disguises ; Keeping the military on the leash"Use 'em or lose 'em" ; LeMay and Tommy Power as the wild cards ; Avoiding Götterdämmerung ; Buying time for the empire to implode -- Epilogue. The Schriever luck : Johnny von Neumann finds faith but not peace ; "The slowest old Trev has ever gone in a Cadillac" ; Losing it all and forgiving a brother ; "Only in America" ; A reunion with Hap
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 534 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780679422846
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009002247
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297147678
  • (OCoLC)ocn297147678

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