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Legerdemain: The President's Secret Plan, The Bomb, and What the French Never Knew

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Legerdemain is the true story of a young undercover operative for the U.S. Air Force during the Truman-Eisenhower Administrations who was sent on a mission to wrest French Morocco from the French colonial system and bring it into the American sphere of influence. The purpose was toinsure Moroccan air bases for the Strategic Air Command which was vital for a retaliatory str ...more
Paperback, first, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by History Publishing Co Llc
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Dana
Jun 19, 2008 Dana rated it really liked it
This is the true story of an Air Force intelligence officer stationed in Morocco in 1952. The Unites States and the Soviet Union are at the height of the Cold War. Each of them wishes to dominate and control the nuclear threat so that they are not invaded by the other.

The United States on the surface supports the colonial government of the French; but the United States government really wants to bring Morocco under their influence. They secretly support the nationalistic movement as long as they
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Lisa
Jul 06, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
An interesting look at the work of the spy business. Heaphey is a young man in 1952, assigned to a post in Morocco where the US was secretly storing nuclear weapons. I didn't find it to be action-packed or all that thrilling, but it is an interesting look at the day-to-day work of a spy. Heaphey is ostensibly a journalist, which gives him a lot of freedom to move around the base and the surrounding areas, talking to people and looking at things. He lies to the people around him without being ...more
Don
Feb 19, 2009 Don rated it it was amazing
Heaphey has the skill to becoming a major new American writer.
"Legerdemain" has just been invited by the Harry S. Triman Library and Institute of National and International Relations for consideration for Best Book honors for 2008-2009.
Pamela Hudson
Feb 19, 2013 Pamela Hudson rated it it was amazing
Well written. It just goes to show that if you think there is much more chicanery going on in foreign policy, you are probably right.
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Interesting!
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