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From the Shadows

The Ultimate Insider's Story Of Five Presidents And How They Won The Cold War

By Robert Michael Gates, 1943-

Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Gates describes the atmosphere, culture and politics of the CIA and the National Security Council, and draws candid appraisals of the presidents and other key officials. Among his disclosures are: how Carter laid the foundations for Reagan's covert wars against the Soviets; CIA predictions of a conservative coup against Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Union; CIA and KGB "black operations" against each other; the secret relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Soviets; and three secret CIA-KGB summits.

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Format: Book
Author: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
Summary: 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."
Title: From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War / Robert M. Gates.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1996.
Subject: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
Isbn: 0684810816 9780684810812
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Format: Book
Author: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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."
Title: From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War / Robert M. Gates.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1996.
Description: 604 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
Subjects: Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 577-580) and index.
Contents: Pt. 1. 1969-1974: Detente - The Years of Smoke and Mirrors. 1. Washington and Moscow: 1969. 2. So This Was "Detente"? -- Pt. 2. 1975-1980: The Mask of Soviet Ascendancy. 3. American Paralysis. 4. The "Third World" War. 5. Planting Lethal Seeds. 6. MUTS, Spies, and Dissidents. 7. Defense and Arms Control: Advantage USSR. 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. 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. 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
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ISBN: 0684810816
ISBN: 9780684810812
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