One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 02.06.2009 - 480 Seiten
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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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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