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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War by Neil Sheehan
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Jun 20, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction-history
Read from June 03 to 20, 2011

I enjoyed it, the journalistic writing style of Sheehan is well crafted, interesting, and an excellent example of narrative history. The story was good. Bernard Schreiver is a figure I had never heard of before reading this book, and I had no idea the impact of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. The world was so damn close to mutual destruction. The Cold War is an incredible subject, and I look forward to teaching it to my students and continuing to read about it.

On critical issue in the work was the amount of bureaucracy involved in a story like this. If you need action, war, and explosions look elsewhere. Much of this book deals with the bureaucracy of the Air Force and the challenges that Schreiver accomplished.

This is a small part of The Cold War history, but a very critical issue.

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