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The missile crisis

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Elie Abel
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE841 .A2 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24404720M
OCLC/WorldCa40875384


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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 by:   Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story through the perspective of memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy, as he struggled to avoid World War III.

This book explains the critical events, along with the experiences of those who execute presidential commands in. Cuban missile crisis, major confrontation at the height of the Cold War that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of a shooting war in October over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.

The crisis was a defining moment in the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Thirteen Days is a look from within about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Step by step, Robert Kennedy gets us through those perilous days when a misunderstanding, a misstep could certainly have cause the end of mankind.

Fortunatly, Kennedy and Khrouchtchev kept cool heads and did not listen to Cited by: Cuban Missile Crisis,major cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

In response to the Bay of Pigs Invasion and other American actions against Cuba as well as to President Kennedy's build-up in Italy and Turkey of U.S. strategic nuclear forces with first-strike capability aimed at the Soviet Union, the USSR increased its support of Fidel Castro's Cuban regime.

The Luna Missile Crisis By Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle An Audible Original Release Informational Note: I am reviewing this audiobook release of my own free will. However I did receive a free copy from one of the book’s two authors after displaying an interest in the plot which I feel I must disclose.

Leave it to the Canadians to write the best short volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis that probably exists. The book incorporates all the latest historiography on the topic; but what really makes it a great read is that it also gives the necessary background on U.S.-Cuban relations, without whose understanding it would be foolish to claim any pointed analysis on the subject/5.

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis is Robert F. Kennedy's account of the Cuban Missile Crisis of The book was released ina year after his assassination. Thirteen Days describes the meetings held by the Executive Committee (), the team assembled by US President John F.

Kennedy to handle the tense situation that developed between the United States and the Soviet Author: Robert F.

Kennedy. Book Overview New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara brings alive the heart-stopping days and nights of the Cuban Missile Crisis in a novel featuring his trademark "you are there" immediacy. Ripe for Jeff Shaara's vivid alchemy of fact-based fiction, here is the Cuban Missile Crisis as readers have never seen it.

Both the Americans and Soviets were sobered by the Cuban Missile Crisis. The following year, a direct “hot line” communication link was installed between Washington and Moscow to help defuse similar situations, and the superpowers signed two treaties related to nuclear weapons.

The Cold War was far from over, though. This book tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis inthe struggle that President Kennedy and his advisers (including the author, who was head of intelligence at the State Department) went through to try to understand why the Soviet Union had put nuclear missiles in Cuba, the alternative policies they debated to deal with the presence of the missiles, the aftermath of the crisis, and.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Threshold of Nuclear War (Critical Moments in American History series) by Alice George.

For thirteen days in October ofa truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba.

A look at some book on the Cuban Missile Crisis: “The Week The World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Missile Crisis”; “The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality.

The Cuban Missile Crisis By John Swift | Published in History Review COMMUNISM MILITARY POLITICAL COLD WAR 20TH CENTURY CUBA USA JOHN F. KENNEDY John Swift examines the events that led the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe. President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense McNamara in an EXCOMM 14 days in October.

The Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest the United States came to nuclear war during the Cold War era. Facing down the buildup of Soviet missiles in Cuba inPresident John F.

Kennedy took a calculated risk and succeeded in negotiating the removal of those weapons after weeks of teetering on the brink of : James A.

Nathan. The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis could not be any better researched in One Minute to Midnight, a non-fiction book by Michael Dobbs. As a reporter for The Washington Post and a foreign correspondent having covered the collapse of communism, Dobbs’s careful attention to detail and knowledge of this event is evident throughout the book.

Dobbs depicts the Cuban Missile Crisis on a minute. Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet and Cuban sources to provide 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 show how close we came to Armageddon. Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center has created this site as a resource for the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Designed to help policymakers, students, and interested citizens draw lessons from these critical events half a century ago, this site not only provides background on the crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster in October but also offers tools to understand how.

Washington D.C., Octo – The U.S. military drew up plans to occupy Cuba and establish a temporary government headed by a U.S.

“commander and military governor” during the missile crisis, according to the recently declassified “Military Government Proclamation No. 1” posted today by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University.

Robert Kennedy’s account of the Cuban missile crisis is brief, bracing and revealing. I recommend the edition from W. Norton with a foreword. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the defining moment of John Kennedy's presidency.

Locked in a high stakes game of chicken, the world's two most powerful nations, US & USSR, faced off over the Soviet Union's deployment of nuclear warheads in by: If you want a more tactical-level perspective on the Cuban Missile Crisis, check out Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis by Capt.

William Ecker (USN Ret.) and Kenneth V. Jack. With the Air Force's U2s unable. The Cuban missile crisis User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Two newsworthy conferences on the Cuban Missile Crisis are the focus of Blight and Welch's extraordinary piece of scholarship.

In this book, Raymond L. Garthoff, a participant in the Cuban Missile Crisis deliberations of the U.S. government, reflects on the nature of the crisis, it's consequences, and it's lessons for the.

After reading the book "Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Robert F. Kennedy provide a summary and review. Now, looking back on the events, share your thoughts on what you think could have been done differently to not necessarily prevent the Cuban Missile Crisis but rather bring the conflict to a close.

In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history.

The authors draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment of its causes, events, consequences, and significance.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a time of heightened confrontation between the Soviet Union, the United States, and Cuba during the Cold Russia, it is known as the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, Karibskiy krizis).Cuba calls it the October was a proxy conflict around Cuba.

It began when the Soviet Union (USSR) began building missile sites in Cuba in Location: Cuba. Every sentence in the above paragraph describing the Cuban missile crisis is misleading or erroneous. But this was the rendition of events that the Kennedy administration fed to a credulous press.

To the Editor: While Peter W. Rodman’s article on the Cuban missile crisis [“The Missiles of October: Twenty Years Later,” October ] is original and thought-provoking, he seems to have swallowed several of the delusions which have become incorporated in the.

The new book is titled “The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory; Myths versus Reality.” Its author, Sheldon M. Stern, worked as a historian at the Kennedy Library in Boston from to. Yet another book has been published on the Cuba Missile Crisis, this one with significant U-2 content.

And one particular focus for the “best-selling” authors of “Above & Beyond”, is the missions flown by SAC pilots Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby on ‘Black Saturday’, 27 th October That was the day that Maultsby accidentally strayed into Soviet airspace while on a nuclear.

The U.S. military came closer to accidental nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis than it has publicly acknowledged, according to a new book on safety problems with U.S. nuclear weapons. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A.

Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history. The Cuban Missile Crisis, October The Cuban Missile Crisis of October was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.

One of the giants of American journalism now re-creates an unforgettable time–in which the whole world feared extinction. High Noon in the Cold War captures the Cuban Missile Crisis in a new light, from inside the hearts and minds of the famous men who provoked and, in the nick of time, resolved the confrontation.

Using his personal memories of covering the conflict, and gathering evidence 4/4(4). Even before the crisis fully abated, the Kennedy administration set about creating a mystique and mythology around the facts and handling of the conflict.

On December 8,the Saturday Evening Post published a long article, “In Time of Crisis,” which established the. Using government memoranda, personal letters, and newspaper articles The Cuban Missile Crisis, details the actual events of the political history, while explaining widespread public response.

In six concise chapters, Alice George introduces the history of Cold War America and contextualizes its political, social, and cultural : Taylor And Francis. John F. Kennedy relied on a history book to guide him in the Cuban Missile Crisis — and we now know that book was wrong By Jordan Michael Smith Globe Correspondent, Octoa.m.

The Cuban Missile Crisis Origins, Course and Aftermath. First Edition. Jonathan Colman. Published by Edinburgh University Press. Examines one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in world history. Cuban Missile Crisis, A National Security Archive Documents Reader by Laurence Chang (Editor) The book evolved from a six-year project to obtain, organize, and disseminate the declassified records of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Reproductions of 83 documents are presented chronologically, in four introduced sections. This conference, focusing on the so-called Cuban missile crisis ofwas the fifth in a series attended by former U.S. government officials, along with their Soviet and Cuban counterparts.A summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis would be that there was a day worrisome military and political standoff in October of due to the nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba, which ended when the United States allowed the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, to remove the Cuban missiles as long as the U.S.

did not invade Cuba.The Cuban Missile Crisis also sparked new interest in technology, especially early computing. Scientists looked for the most efficient ways to send a payload thousands of miles into Soviet territory.