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The Resource Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board, Vince Houghton

Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board, Vince Houghton

Label
Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board
Title
Nuking the moon
Title remainder
and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board
Statement of responsibility
Vince Houghton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Nuking the Moon, intelligence historian Vince Houghton proves that abandoned plans can be just as illuminating--and every bit as entertaining--as the ones that made it. Vividly capturing the fascinating stories of how twenty-one plans from WWII and the Cold War went from conception, planning, and testing to cancellation, Houghton explores what happens when innovation meets desperation: For every plan as good as D-Day, there's a scheme to strap bombs to bats or dig a spy tunnel underneath the Soviet embassy. Along the way, he reveals what each one tells us about twentieth-century history, the art of spycraft, military strategy, and famous figures like JFK, Castro, and Churchill. By turns terrifying and hilarious--but always riveting--this is the unique story of history left on the drawing board"--
Summary
The curator of the International Spy Museum takes readers on a tour of the schemes and missions that were abandoned, including the CIA using cats to spy on the Soviets in 1967 and strapping bombs on to bats
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10782106
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LBSOR/DLC
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Houghton, Vince
Dewey number
355/.0709730904
Index
no index present
LC call number
U393
LC item number
.H68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Military research
  • Military intelligence
  • Espionage, American
  • Strategy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board
Label
Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board, Vince Houghton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : left on the drawing board -- Acoustic Kitty -- Operation Capricious -- Project X-Ray -- Project Fantasia -- Blue Peacock -- Project Washtub -- Operation Northwoods -- Felix and his rifle -- Project Seal -- Operation Monopoly -- Project Habakkuk -- Tagboard -- The Ducc -- The X-20 and the MOL -- Brilliant Pebbles -- The Sun Gun -- The Plowshare Program's strangest idea -- Protecting the Peacekeeper -- Project Iceworm -- Aircraft nuclear propulsion and Project Orion -- Project A119 -- Conclusion : and then what?
Control code
2019003262
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780525505174
Lccn
2019003262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049791605
Label
Nuking the moon : and other intelligence schemes and military plots left on the drawing board, Vince Houghton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : left on the drawing board -- Acoustic Kitty -- Operation Capricious -- Project X-Ray -- Project Fantasia -- Blue Peacock -- Project Washtub -- Operation Northwoods -- Felix and his rifle -- Project Seal -- Operation Monopoly -- Project Habakkuk -- Tagboard -- The Ducc -- The X-20 and the MOL -- Brilliant Pebbles -- The Sun Gun -- The Plowshare Program's strangest idea -- Protecting the Peacekeeper -- Project Iceworm -- Aircraft nuclear propulsion and Project Orion -- Project A119 -- Conclusion : and then what?
Control code
2019003262
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780525505174
Lccn
2019003262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049791605

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