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At the Abyss

At the Abyss by Thomas Reed
Mar 01, 2005 | 400 Pages
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    Dec 18, 2007 | 384 Pages

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“In the 1960s Tom Reed was one of Livermore’s most creative designers of thermonuclear devices. During the years that followed, his career as a practicing physicist and as a public servant has been first class.”
—EDWARD TELLER, Father of the H-bomb

“Tom Reed was one of our youngest Air Force Secretaries. He served with distinction in the most difficult of times. His book captures those years and those dangers beautifully.” —GEN. RUSSELL DOUGHERTY, USAF (Ret.), Former Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command

“Mr. Reed was there as a key advisor when President Reagan settled on his plan for ending the Cold War. From the very beginning of their relationship, in 1965, Reagan has trusted and relied on Reed.” —JUDGE WILLIAM P. CLARK, Former National Security Advisor to President Reagan

“Tom Reed offers a unique inside account of President Reagan on the brink, as he maneuvered for a U.S. victory in the Cold War. It is a most valuable and readable assessment.” —LOU CANNON, Author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

"[N]ot only provides a thorough history and analysis of the [Cold] War, but takes a jarring lessons-learned portrait of the successes and failures in military policy and strategy that prolonged and placated perhaps the most enduring international conflict of this generation . . . ." – Sea Power

“[A] fascinating Cold War book.” –William Safire

“The book deserves quite high marks for how much it pulls together, as well as offering a viewpoint on the Cold War not nearly sufficiently well-represented in the public literature.” –Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition.

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