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The U-2 affair by David and Thomas B. Ross Wise (1962)



Paperback in Very Good (VG) condition. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details. Standard discoloration from age. 

Published in 1962. Photos are of actual book, not stock. 

The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 5/1/1960 during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the USSR. At first, the US government denied the plane's purpose & mission, but was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its remains (largely intact) & surviving pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Coming just over two weeks before the scheduled opening of an East-West summit in Paris, the incident was a great embarrassment to the USA & prompted a marked deterioration in its relations with the Soviet Union.