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One Minute To Midnight

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781400078912
Genre : History
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A study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis chronicles the standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, analyzing the events and personalities involved to reveal how close the world came to all-out nuclear war.
Category: History

Thirteen Days A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

Author : Robert F. Kennedy
ISBN : 9780393341539
Genre : History
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"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.
Category: History

Defcon 2

Author : Norman Polmar
ISBN : 0471670227
Genre : History
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A detailed description of the events, issues, and personalities involved in the lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fateful thirteen days in October is examined in an incisive analysis of one of the pivotal events of the Cold War.
Category: History

Cuba On The Brink

Author : James G. Blight
ISBN : 0742522695
Genre : History
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Describes the events leading to the missile crisis, analyzes American actions, and shares the opposing viewpoints of American and Russian experts.
Category: History

Down With Big Brother

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9781408851029
Genre : History
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The author of this volume was present during the final decade of the Soviet empire, first for Reuters, then for the "Washington Post". While Dobbs watched, playwrights and elctricians were transformed into presidents, while Communist Party leaders became jailbirds or newly-minted tycoons. He identifies the seeds of destruction, and shows how Mikhail Gorbachev, in particular, was the unwitting inspiration for the upheaval of the empire, while he thought he could save the Communist Party by reforming it.;Dobbs' conclusion is that though Big Brother may be dead, his dark legacy is still alive in the turbulence in Russia, Romania, Bosnia and other countries that once made up the most brutal empire of the 20th century.
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High Noon In The Cold War

Author : Max Frankel
ISBN : 9780345466716
Genre : History
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An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis analyzes the roles, objectives, and actions of John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the October 1962 showdown between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
Category: History

The Cuban Missile Crisis In American Memory

Author : Sheldon M. Stern
ISBN : 9780804784320
Genre : History
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This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations. A half-century after the event it is surely time to demonstrate, once and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the personal memoirs of other ExComm members cannot be taken seriously as historically accurate accounts of the ExComm meetings.
Category: History

Six Months In 1945

Author : Michael Dobbs
ISBN : 9780307271655
Genre : History
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Presents an account of the final six months of World War II through the beginning of the Cold War, analyzing the events and legacy of the 1945 Yalta meeting by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin as well as the geopolitical ramifications of the atomic bomb and the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Category: History

13 Days In October

Author : Howard Brinkley
ISBN : 9781621074533
Genre : History
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Never has the world come as close to the catastrophic destruction that nearly came to pass in October 1962. The United States and the Soviet Union, uneasy allies in World War II but Cold War rivals after the defeat of Germany, squared off over the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. This launched 13 days of tense negotiations between the two nations, as both President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev prepared for the possibility of nuclear war. While neither man wanted a war and understood the potential consequences, the situation was not merely in their hands. Khrushchev faced pressure from Soviets to take a hardline stance against the U.S., while Kennedy faced the real possibility of a military coup if he did not follow the strong recommendations of his military advisors to destroy the missiles. As Attorney General Robert Kennedy said, "The 10 or 12 people who participated in all these discussions were bright and energetic people. We had perhaps amongst the most able in the country and if any one of a half a dozen of them were president, the world would have been very likely plunged into catastrophic war." Read more about the history of this short crisis in this book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
Category: History