By Gary Lloyd
A Trussville native’s book about the Cold War has been reprinted and is now in 240 academic libraries worldwide.
“Secrets of the Cold War” by Leland 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.
About 240 academic libraries worldwide have acquired the 248-page book, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the FBI Academy and West Point.
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.
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.
McCaslin is now fully retired.
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