Title: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Author: MichaelDobbs Bob Walter
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisisIn October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis In his hour by hour chronicle of those near fatal days, Dobbs reveals some startling new incidents that illustrate 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 accidental overflight of the Soviet Union by an American spy plane the movement of Soviet nuclear warheads around Cuba during the tensest days of the crisis the activities of CIA agents inside Cuba and the crash landing of an American F 106 jet with a live nuclear weapon on board.Dobbs takes us inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev agonize over the possibility of war He shows how these two leaders recognized the terrifying realities of the nuclear age while Castro never swayed by conventional political considerations demonstrated the messianic ambition of a man selected by history for a unique mission Dobbs brings us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba inside sweltering Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads and onto the streets of Miami, where anti Castro exiles plot the dictator s overthrow.From the Compact Disc edition.
MichaelDobbs Bob Walter
Michael Dobbs was, almost literally, a child of the Cold War His diplomat parents whisked him off to Russia at the age of six weeks As a child, he lived through the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and the construction of the Berlin wall As a reporter for the Washington Post, he witnessed the birth of the Solidarity movement in Poland, the hope and tragedy of Tiananmen Square, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the war in the former Yugoslavia.When he first went to Russia in 1950, Stalin was at the height of his power When he left, in 1993, communism had collapsed and the Red Flag no longer flew over the Kremlin How and why this happened is the story of the Cold War trilogy from its origins in the aftermath of World War II Six Months in 1945 to its peak, during the Cuban Missile Crisis One Minute to Midnight , to the grand finale Down with Big Brother.
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