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by Michael Dobbs
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Jesper's Books
Jesper's Books rated it 3 years ago
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...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 years ago
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...
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
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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