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


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 Guant namo; 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781400078912
  • ISBN-10: 1400078911
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 426
  • Dimensions: 7.84 x 5.4 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > United States - 20th Century
Books > History > Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Books > History > Russia & the Former Soviet Union

 
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