An Eye at the Top of the World: The Terrifying Legacy of the Cold War's Most Daring C.I.A. Operation

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Traces the 1960s placement and disappearance of a nuclear-powered device in the Himalayas that has the potential to poison the earth's water supply or provide America's enemies with sufficient plutonium to devastate a large city.

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A winning hybrid of Cold War history, environmental mystery, and outdoor adventure, this true story details a failed spy mission - the consequences of which may yet lead to the death of millions of people.

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Takeda is a Senior Contributing Editor to Rock and Ice magazine and contributor to Sports Afield and Backpacker. His articles also appear in leading international outdoor journals. As an internationally recognized rock, ice and alpine climber, Takeda’s climbing exploits have been covered in Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, Outside and Sports Afield, and he has also appeared in coutless print ad campaigns. Takeda is a long-time member of the Marmot (sportswear and gear) Design Board, a Marmot sponsored athlete and Board Member of the American Mountain Guides Association. He recently narrated and co-produced the documentary film Last Horizons, an entry in the Banff and Telluride Mountain Film festivals, and the film was subsequently adapted for the National Geographic Channel.

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