By Richard Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Rhodes promises a riveting account of the nuclear fingers race and the chilly War.
In the Reagan-Gorbachev period, the U.S. and the Soviet Union got here inside mins of nuclear battle, till Gorbachev boldly introduced a crusade to cast off nuclear guns, atmosphere the degree for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the excellent occasions that undefined. during this exciting, authoritative narrative, Richard Rhodes attracts on own interviews with either Soviet and U.S. contributors and a wealth of recent documentation to solve the compelling, surprising tale in the back of this enormous time in human history—its beginnings, its approximately chilling results, and its results on worldwide politics today.
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BELOW: Thursday, June 1, 1944: Two Higgins LCM-3s from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) have pulled up to the seawall at the intersection of Custom House Quay and the Esplanade on the waterfront in Weymouth, Dorset. S. Army Rangers are loading five Royal Navy LCAs, and LCI(L)-497, LCI(L)-84, and LCH-87 are nested together. S. Army Rangers have boarded five Royal Navy LCAs for the trip out to their transport anchored in the harbor during embarkation shortly before D-Day. In the background, LCI(L)-497, LCI(L)-84, and LCH-87 can be seen nested together alongside the quay.
S. Coast Guard. Both the Barnett and the Dickman ultimately carried elements of the 4th Infantry Division to Utah Beach on D-Day. At the far left, a group of soldiers has already boarded an unidentified British LCA (probably from Empire Gauntlet). S. Army Rangers from A Company, 5th Ranger Battalion boarding a British LCA in Weymouth Harbor, Dorset, during embarkation for D-Day on June 1, 1944. S. Army Rangers from E Company, 5th Ranger Battalion aboard an LCA in Weymouth Harbor, Dorset, during embarkation for D-Day on June 1, 1944.
Robert B. Landry (56th Fighter Group commanding officer); back row, Capt. Walter Cook (62nd Fighter Squadron), and Lt. Col. David C. Schilling (62nd Fighter Squadron/Group Headquarters). These men would fly long fighter sweeps over the invasion beaches on June 6, 1944. RIGHT: Three men from a USAAF fighter group’s maintenance section servicing a North American P-51 Mustang at a base in England in early 1944. 50-caliber machine guns. With an intense air war unfolding in the skies over northwestern Europe, the maintainers of aircraft were just as important as the pilots who did the flying.