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Ike\'s Spies

Ike's Spies

(1981)
Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
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Based on privileged access to the president and his private papers, this classic Cold War-era history by bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose gives an inside look at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America's secret operations as general and as commander in chief.
 
During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial bureaucrat, but behind that public face, he ran the most efficient espionage establishment in the world, overseeing assassination plots, the growth of the CIA, and the overthrow of governments. This book gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most ambitious secret operations in American history, including the 1954 overthrow of  Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán's government of Guatemala; Operation AJAX, which toppled Iran's Mossadegh; and the U-2 flights over Russia.

 Some of Ike's most conspicuous intelligence missteps are also discussed, including the failure to predict the German attack during the Battle of the Bulge and the tragic encouragement of freedom fighters in Hungary, Indonesia, and Cuba. Ike's Spies is indispensible to anyone interested in the development of America's Cold War spy operations.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1981 : USA Hardback
Title: Ike's Spies : Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Author(s): Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0-385-14493-8 / 978-0-8036-0581-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Author(s): Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0-307-94660-6 / 978-0-307-94660-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Author(s): Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 1-57806-207-1 / 978-1-57806-207-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Author(s): Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: Anchor
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