World in Peril by Ken White
The Origin , Mission & Scientific Findings of the 46th / 72nd Reconnaissance Squadron

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World in Peril; The Story Behind the Discovery of Imminent Global Change, by author, Ken White:   "To me, there was something almost legendary about the exploits of this remarkable unit, from carrying out dangerous reconnaissance missions over the arctic unknown, to finding three magnetic north poles, to making the discoveries that would lead Pentagon scientists to predict a global cataclysm (only to end up withholding this information from the public).  This nonfiction book is a long-overdue record of these events, both for those who are curious about behind-the-scenes history, and those who are interested in why our planet is a world in peril. 

As a once-classified but now highly significant story to emerge from Cold War aviation, made personal by the unique perspective of the unit commander responsible for the operation, (then) Major Maynard E. White, World in Peril recreates the pioneering work of the first operational unit in the newly-formed Strategic Air Command, assigned SAC's first operational mission, "Project Nanook" - to assess the Soviet threat in the Arctic immediately after World War II.  This is the aviation unit that developed the Grid System of Navigation that opened up arctic skies to world aviation and enabled the Strategic Air Command to become the global deterrent force that kept the peace throughout the Cold War - an achievement recently cited as one of the ten greatest accomplishments of the United States during the last half-century!  
But World in Peril is more than a hitherto unknown chapter of history.  It also provides an explanation, based on the unit's findings, of how Pentagon scientists determined our globe has evolved in prehistory, and how another earth-reshaping cataclysm is imminent!  Now we can understand why mammoths and mastodons found in the arctic permafrost had been instantaneously frozen with subtropical vegetation in their mouths and stomachs.  World in Peril may be the only book in print that accurately explains the elusive triggering mechanism for the phenomena known to scientists for over 200 years as "crustal shift," and what it implies. 

Simply put, World in Peril is a book about men pitted against insurmountable odds, and overcoming them.  We may have to do it again soon!

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Published October 1, 1994 by K. W. White & Associates. 297 pages
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