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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Taubman Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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During the early and most dangerous years of the cold war, a handful of Americans, led by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, revolutionized spying and warfare. In great secrecy and beyond the prying eyes of Congress and the press, they built exotic new machines that opened up the Soviet Union to surveillance and protected the United States from surprise nuclear attack. Secret Empire is the dramatic story of these men and their inventions, told in full for the first time.

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  • “In this exciting, meticulously researched spy story, Taubman takes readers behind the closed doors of the Eisenhower administration to tell about the small group of Cold Warriors whose technological innovations—including the U2 spy plane and Corona, the country’s first spy satellite—revolutionized espionage and intelligence gathering.”

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  • New York Times editor Taubman exudes admiration for the contrarian thinking and enterprise that brought into being the U-2, the SR-71, and the Corona series of surveillance satellites.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 4/17/2012

    " An interesting overview of the era and the players involved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adam | 6/20/2011

    " Much more detailed about the U2 than Corona or the SR71 programs. Would have benifitted from that "

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About the Author

Philip Taubman, deputy editorial page editor of the New York Times, has written about national security and intelligence issues for more than twenty years. Earlier in his career, Taubman wrote about sports, education, and business for Time magazine and Esquire. He graduated from Stanford University in 1971, where he majored in modern European history and was editor of the campus newspaper, the Stanford Daily. Taubman is married to Felicity Barringer, who also works for the Times.