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One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war

Verfasser/in: Michael Dobbs
Verlag: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran journalist Michael Dobbs has used 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, he takes us onto the decks of American  Weiterlesen…
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Dobbs, Michael, 1950-
One minute to midnight.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608213334
Name: John F Kennedy; Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev; Fidel Castro
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9781400043583 1400043581
OCLC-Nummer: 176951842
Beschreibung: xvi, 426 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: Americans --
Russians --
Cubans --
"Eyeball to eyeball" --
"Till hell freezes over --
Intel --
Nukes --
Strike first --
Hunt for the "Grozny" --
Shootdown --
"Some sonofabitch" --
"Run like hell" --
Cat and mouse --
"Crate and return."
Verfasserangabe: Michael Dobbs.
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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran journalist Michael Dobbs has used 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, he takes us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba; inside sweltering Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads; and inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev--rational, intelligent men separated by an ocean of ideological suspicion--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.--From publisher description.

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von cwarden (WorldCat-Nutzer von 2008-06-06)

List of maps -- Preface -- Americans -- Russians -- Cubans -- "Eyeball to eyeball" -- "Till Hell freezes over" -- Intel -- Nukes -- Strike first -- Hunt for the Grozny -- Shootdown -- "Some sonofabitch" -- "Run like hell" -- Cat and mouse -- "Crate and return" -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments and a note on sources -- Notes -- Index.

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von cwarden (WorldCat-Nutzer von 2008-06-06)

Washington Post reporter Dobbs (Saboteurs) is a master at telling stories as they unfold and from a variety of perspectives. In this re- examination of the 1963 Bay of Pigs face-off between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., Dobbs combines visits to Cuba, discussions with Russian participants and fingertip command of archival and printed U.S. sources to describe a wild ride that--contrary to the myth of Kennedy's steel- nerved crisis management--was shaped by improvisation, guesswork and blind luck. Dobbs's protagonists act not out of malevolence, incompetence or machismo. Kennedy, Khrushchev and their advisers emerge as men desperately seeking a handle on a situation no one wanted and no one could resolve. In a densely packed, fast-paced, suspenseful narrative, Dobbs presents the crisis from its early stages through the decision to blockade Cuba and Kennedy's ordering of DEFCON 2, the last step before an attack, to the final resolution on October 27 and 28. The work's climax is a detailed reconstruction of the dry-mouthed, sweaty-armpits environment of those final hours before both sides backed down.

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