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The Resource From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War, Robert M. Gates

From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War, Robert M. Gates

Label
From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War
Title
From the shadows
Title remainder
the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Gates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert M. Gates knows firsthand the deepest secrets of the Cold War
  • Drawing on his personal experiences in the CIA and on the National Security Council staff in the White House, as well as on intimate knowledge of CIA documents and activities never before revealed, Gates tells how the Cold War was really fought. From Nixon's detente policy to Reagan's arming of the Mujahedin in their war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, he tells the true story of American policy toward the Soviet Union, placing special emphasis on the White House and the CIA
  • Gates shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, there was extraordinary continuity of policy from one President to the next, most strikingly from Carter to Reagan: the former laid the foundations for many of the latter's policies, including CIA covert action in the Third World, efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the Soviet regime at home, continued strategic modernization, and the conduct of economic warfare against the USSR - policies all dramatically expanded and pursued with enthusiasm by Reagan
  • Brimming with eyewitness accounts of historic meetings, epic internal battles over policy, secret missions, covert operations, and other intelligence activities, From the Shadows challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the events and personalities of the period
  • Among Gates's revelations: Carter's covert program to encourage the dissident movement and provoke ethnic unrest in the USSR, and how the State Department and the CIA secretly collaborated to block the effort; CIA predictions of a conservative coup against Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Union, two years before these events occurred; CIA and KGB "black operations" against each other; the secret relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Kremlin; the three secret CIA-KGB "summits."
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Gates, Robert Michael
Dewey number
327.73047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.S65
LC item number
G39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intelligence service
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • CIA
  • National Security Council
  • Services de renseignements
  • États-Unis
  • URSS
  • Etats-Unis
Label
From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War, Robert M. Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • American Paralysis.
  • 4.
  • The "Third World" War.
  • 5.
  • Planting Lethal Seeds.
  • 6.
  • MUTS, Spies, and Dissidents.
  • 7.
  • Defense and Arms Control: Advantage USSR.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • 1979: Cold War, Hot War -- East War, West War.
  • 9.
  • Carter Turns to CIA.
  • 10.
  • The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy, the Reality of Vulnerability
  • pt. 3.
  • 1981-1986: The Resurgence of the West.
  • 11.
  • The Reawakening.
  • 1969-1974: Detente -- The Years of Smoke and Mirrors.
  • 12.
  • Reagan's Sword: Casey at CIA.
  • 13.
  • Turning the Tables.
  • 14.
  • 1983: The Most Dangerous Year.
  • 15.
  • The War in Washington, 1983: Shultz Against the Field.
  • 16.
  • Central America, 1983-1984: Our Own Worst Enemy.
  • 1.
  • 17.
  • Passages: Last Gasp of the Soviet Old Guard.
  • 18.
  • 1985: Reagan and Gorbachev -- the Best of Enemies.
  • 19.
  • The Third World Competition, 1985-1986: Washington Pours It On.
  • 20.
  • Intelligence Wars
  • Washington and Moscow: 1969.
  • 2.
  • So This Was "Detente"?
  • pt. 2.
  • 1975-1980: The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy.
Control code
33947302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
604 pages
Isbn
9780684810812
Lccn
95051704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33947302
Label
From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War, Robert M. Gates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • American Paralysis.
  • 4.
  • The "Third World" War.
  • 5.
  • Planting Lethal Seeds.
  • 6.
  • MUTS, Spies, and Dissidents.
  • 7.
  • Defense and Arms Control: Advantage USSR.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • 1979: Cold War, Hot War -- East War, West War.
  • 9.
  • Carter Turns to CIA.
  • 10.
  • The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy, the Reality of Vulnerability
  • pt. 3.
  • 1981-1986: The Resurgence of the West.
  • 11.
  • The Reawakening.
  • 1969-1974: Detente -- The Years of Smoke and Mirrors.
  • 12.
  • Reagan's Sword: Casey at CIA.
  • 13.
  • Turning the Tables.
  • 14.
  • 1983: The Most Dangerous Year.
  • 15.
  • The War in Washington, 1983: Shultz Against the Field.
  • 16.
  • Central America, 1983-1984: Our Own Worst Enemy.
  • 1.
  • 17.
  • Passages: Last Gasp of the Soviet Old Guard.
  • 18.
  • 1985: Reagan and Gorbachev -- the Best of Enemies.
  • 19.
  • The Third World Competition, 1985-1986: Washington Pours It On.
  • 20.
  • Intelligence Wars
  • Washington and Moscow: 1969.
  • 2.
  • So This Was "Detente"?
  • pt. 2.
  • 1975-1980: The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy.
Control code
33947302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
604 pages
Isbn
9780684810812
Lccn
95051704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33947302

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