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To Defend and Deter
To Defend and Deter

To Defend and Deter

The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program


432 Pages, 9.1 x 8.7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $34.95 (US $34.95)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9780976149453

Rights: WOR

Hole in the Head Press (Nov 2014)

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The Department of Defense's official history of the United States Cold War missile program—completely reformatted with all-new color illustrations and photographs not used in the original edition.The DoD commissioned this study as part of its Cold War Project in 1996. With permission from the DoD's Legacy Program, Hole in the Head Press brings To Defend and Deter back into print. This informative guide offers a thorough look at Cold War missile development, from the earliest beginnings of rocketry in the 13th century to the arms control agreements that began in the 1970s.Both a narrative history and reference guide, To Defend and Deter traces the evolution of the Cold War and establishes the United States missile program's scope and its massive impact on the American landscape, citizens, and structure of the U.S. military establishment.Inside you'll find:•Over 400 pages of photographs, illustrations, charts, maps and diagrams•In-depth look at Cold War air defense, including Nike, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Jupiter, Thor and Snark missiles•Technical profiles of weapon systems•State-by-state listings of missile facilities and launch sites•An extensive bibliography and full index

Author Biography

John Lonnquest is the Chief of the Office of History, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a USACE historian, he served as director of the Corps of Engineers' oral history program, directed its wide-ranging field history program, and led the Corps' Iraq and Agahan history teams. He is the the editor of A Guide to Source Material on Ballistic Missile Defense and the co-editor of Remembering the Forgotten War: U.S. Army Engineers Officers in Korea. He lives in Oakton, Virginia. David F. Winker is the executive editor of the newsletter Pull Together and manages other Navy history-related projects. He also writes a monthly history column for the Navy League's journal, Sea Power. He served ten years active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer on logistic force ships and has had reserve duties supporting the CNO's Policy and Plans Division Office, the Navy IG, and the Naval Historical Center. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.