NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Best pick for "vicarious summer travel" by The New York Times Sunday Book Review.
“CAULDRON-STIRRING...REVELATORY...Compellingly hard-hitting...The book is noteworthy for its author’s dogged devotion to her research.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times
"....CHILLING DEPICTIONS...a dream for aviation and military buffs." —Scott Martelle, Los Angeles Times
“Jacobsen’s expansive, well-written narrative takes in the sweep of Cold War history, from the Bay of Pigs to Francis Gary Powers to Joe Stalin to Vietnam to the Nazi doctors pressed into service by U.S. and USSR alike—and none of it is pretty…Jacobsen provides an endlessly fascinating—and quite scary—book.” —Kirkus Reviews