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The Resource One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs

One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs

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One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Title
One minute to midnight
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Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dobbs
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran journalist Michael Dobbs has used previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis. In his hour-by-hour chronicle, he takes us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba; inside sweltering Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads; and inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev--rational, intelligent men separated by an ocean of ideological suspicion--agonize over the possibility of war. He shows how these two leaders recognized the terrifying realities of the nuclear age while Castro--never swayed by conventional political considerations--demonstrated the messianic ambition of a man selected by history for a unique mission.--From publisher description
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259962
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RGP
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1950-
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Dobbs, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
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Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Label
One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-405) and index
Contents
Americans -- Russians -- Cubans -- "Eyeball to eyeball" -- "Till hell freezes over -- Intel -- Nukes -- Strike first -- Hunt for the "Grozny" -- Shootdown -- "Some sonofabitch" -- "Run like hell" -- Cat and mouse -- "Crate and return"
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 426 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043583
Isbn Type
(HBK.)
Other physical details
maps, ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)388032382
Label
One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-405) and index
Contents
Americans -- Russians -- Cubans -- "Eyeball to eyeball" -- "Till hell freezes over -- Intel -- Nukes -- Strike first -- Hunt for the "Grozny" -- Shootdown -- "Some sonofabitch" -- "Run like hell" -- Cat and mouse -- "Crate and return"
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 426 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043583
Isbn Type
(HBK.)
Other physical details
maps, ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)388032382

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