One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 02.06.2009 - 480 Seiten
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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon.

Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.

Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - JesperCFS2 - LibraryThing

Never read in detail about the Cuba Crisis. So after reading Dobbs book I actually was a bit shaken. So many things could have gone wrong, so many things beyond control from JFK or Khrusjtjov, so many ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

One Minute to Midnight is an hour by hour reconstruction of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dobbs has done original archival research and brings to the page new facts never before published. His main thesis ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2009)

Michael Dobbs was born and educated in Britain, but is now a U.S. citizen. He was a long-time reporter for The Washington Post, covering the collapse of communism as a foreign correspondent. He has taught at leading American universities, including Princeton, the University of Michigan, and Georgetown. He is currently on the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His previous books include the bestselling One Minute to Midnight on the Cuban missile crisis, which was part of an acclaimed Cold War trilogy. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

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