By Hermann Broch

Along with his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch proven himself as one of many nice innovators of recent literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equivalent of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. at the same time he grounded his narratives within the intimate everyday life of Germany, Broch was once choosing the oceanic adjustments that may almost immediately sweep that existence into the abyss.
   Whether he's writing a couple of neurotic military officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be murderer (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself within the twists of his characters' psyches, and while soars above them, to supply a prophetic portrait of an international laid low with its lack of religion, morals, and cause.

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The French followed up on 23 September with an aide-mémoire requesting the initiation of bilateral talks on the subject. After reviewing it during the next few months, the Joint Chiefs as well as the State and Defense Departments approved the concept of providing IRBMs to France, although not at the expense of the Thor deal with Britain. -controlled warheads) to the allies. 25 Norstad's IRBM idea reached the White House at the right time, because his relatively narrow motivations merged with the broader motivation of Eisenhower and Dulles restoring strategic credibility to give it life.

Between different allies. " It was an astute description, unfortunately, of the very course Dulles was helping to steer. The problem was not one of recognition, but one of action. Dulles realized the danger in letting the special relationship result in special treatment, but he failed to act on that awareness before it was too late. 27 The Eisenhower-Macmillan Meeting, October 1957 Prime Minister Macmillan arrived in Washington for three days of talks on 23 October. According to the minutes of their meetings, he and Eisenhower agreed that "the whole free world" needed "a `shot in the arm'" and "ways to rid itself of its state of semi-paralysis" in the wake of Sputnik.

Khrushchev, Vienna, June 1961 100 Jupiter missile in Turkey, 1963 113 Meeting of the Executive Committee, National Security Council, October 1962 128 Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and President Kennedy, October 1962 142 President Kennedy with Italian prime minister Amintore Fanfani, January 1963 162 Dismantled Italian Jupiter missile being readied for transport, April 1963 165 Page xi Maps 1 The Superpowers and Their Allies, 1957-1963 44 2 IRBM Deployments in NATO, 1959-1963 68 Tables 1 Achievement of Operational Status, Jupiter Launch Positions, Italy 79 2 Achievement of Operational Status, Jupiter Launch Positions, Turkey 103 Page xiii Acknowledgments In writing this book, I have been fortunate in countless ways.

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