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Trussville man’s book being adapted to TV mini series

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A book a Trussville man authored about the Cold War is being adapted into a television mini-series in Hollywood.

The second printing of “Secrets of the Cold War” by Lee McCaslin focuses on a dark period of a silent war and offers a perspective on the struggle between the superpowers of the world told in the words of those who were there.

The “Secrets of the Cold War” book cover
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McCaslin has been designated as assistant producer for the TV project, he said in an email.

McCaslin said it’s too early to know what network the mini-series may appear on.

McCaslin, his brother, father and mother were all Army officers. McCaslin graduated from Mississippi State in 1969, where he majored in communications, studied military science and obtained his Army commission as a second lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps.

He served at Military Headquarters, the Pentagon from 1973-1976. In 1979, he arrived in Heidelberg, Germany, and served 16 years at U.S. Army Europe, where he participated in the Cold War.

Lee McCaslin
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After he retired from civil service, McCaslin taught speech at several local colleges. With his background in security and intelligence, he worked as a contract investigator for Immigration and Customs Enforcement with 9/11-related duties.

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