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    DescriptionBased 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 Guzman'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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    Ike's Spies
    Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Stephen E Ambrose, With Richard H Immerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307946607
    ISBN 10: 0307946606

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    LC classification: JK468.I6 A83 2012
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    17 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Stephen E. Ambrose wrote twenty books on military affairs and foreign policy. Early in his career he was an associate editor of The Eisenhower Papers, and he later went on to publish the definitive, three-part biography of Eisenhower, as well as many bestselling books of military history, including Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage. He died in 2002.
    Review quote
    "Revealing and engagingly written. . . . A book with the qualities of an adventure story." --"The New York Review of Books" "Ambrose is a superb historian." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Historians and public alike should be profoundly grateful to Ambrose." --"Chicago Tribune" "Ambrose brought American history to life with intelligence and care." --"The Tampa Tribune "
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    Behind Ike's grandfatherly mask, the free world's foremost spymaster