ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT KENNEDY KHRUSHCHEV AND CASTRO ON THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR

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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

Missiles In Cuba

Author : Mark J. White
ISBN : 9781461713050
Genre : History
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For many years historians of the Cuban missile crisis have concentrated on those thirteen days in October 1962 when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. Mark White's study adds an equally intense scrutiny of the causes and consequences of the crisis. Missiles in Cuba is based on up-to-date scholarship as well as Mr. White's own findings in National Security Archive materials, Kennedy Library tapes of ExComm meetings, and correspondence between Soviet officials in Washington and Havana—all newly released. His more rounded picture gives us a much clearer understanding of the policy strategies pursued by the United States and the Soviet Union (and, to a lesser extent, Cuba) that brought on the crisis. His almost hour-by-hour account of the confrontation itself also destroys some venerable myths, such as the unique initiatives attributed to Robert Kennedy. And his assessment of the consequences of the crisis points to salutary effects on Soviet-American relation and on U.S. nuclear defense strategy, but questionable influences on Soviet defense spending and on Washington's perception of its talents for "crisis management," later tested in Vietnam.
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

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

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

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.
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

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

Operation Anadyr

Author : A. I. Gribkov
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173000912898
Genre : History
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An insider's account of the crisis as seen by opposing sides
Category: History