One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Krushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Publish date: September 17th 2008
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Edition language: English
, American History
, United States
, Military History
, World History
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 close calls, so many series of events having their own life and momentum. The way USAF planes with...
Michael Dobbs has an extraordinary power to make detail interesting. In this minuted account of the Cuban Missile Crisis, history comes alive and we get an insight behind the scenes of the reported events of the time. Unfortunately, the extraordinary detail and the portrayal of the personalities inv...
The JFK museum in Boston has/had a video of JFK talking about the Cuban Missile Crisis. It addressed, in the first few minutes, a question which has always bothered me. JFK states: "Of course we knew ICBMs were in the future. It was really a matter of face saving."This suggests that it did not matte...
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