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One Minute to Midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
by Dobbs, Michael
 
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One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarOne Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $6.37
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB, Frederick, MD, USA
Condition: Very Good
Notes: Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. A copy that may have a few cosmetic defects. May also contain light spine creasing or a few markings such as an owner's name, short gifter's inscription or light stamp.
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarOne Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $6.37
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB, Frederick, MD, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Good condition. Good dust jacket. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains. Bundled media such as CDs, DVDs, floppy disks or access codes may not be included.
 
 
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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (hardcover)
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    One Minute to Midnight; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    Condition: Very good in Good jacket
    Notes: xvi, 426, [4] pages. List of Maps. A Note on Sources. Notes. Index. Some DJ wear. From the author's website: I spent much of my journalistic career covering the collapse of communism. After a stint in Rome as a correspondent for Reuters, I lived in Yugoslavia during the twilight years of Marshal Tito. I moved to Poland for The Washington Post, just in time to witness the extraordinary spectacle of workers rebelling against the "workers' state." I was the first western reporter to visit the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk in August 1980 and was standing in front of Boris Yeltsin when he climbed on a tank in August 1991 to face down Communist hardliners. In between, I reported on the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Gorbachev-Reagan summits, the Tiananmen uprising in China, and the 1989 revolution in Romania. Other highlights of my journalistic career included exposing the Soviet atomic spy known as Mlad (Theodore Hall), and covering the Bosnia peace negotiations as the diplomatic reporter for The Post. In October 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba. Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet and Cuban sources to provide the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis. Here for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo; 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 take us 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. Castro urged Khrushchev to consider a nuclear first strike against the United States. Dobbs brings us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba; inside Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads; and into Miami, as anti-Castro exiles plot the dictator's overthrow.

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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    Condition: Very good in Very good jacket
    Notes: xvi, 426, [4] pages. List of Maps. A Note on Sources. Notes. Index. Some DJ wear. From the author's website: I spent much of my journalistic career covering the collapse of communism. After a stint in Rome as a correspondent for Reuters, I lived in Yugoslavia during the twilight years of Marshal Tito. I moved to Poland for The Washington Post, just in time to witness the extraordinary spectacle of workers rebelling against the "workers' state." I was the first western reporter to visit the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk in August 1980 and was standing in front of Boris Yeltsin when he climbed on a tank in August 1991 to face down Communist hardliners. In between, I reported on the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Gorbachev-Reagan summits, the Tiananmen uprising in China, and the 1989 revolution in Romania. Other highlights of my journalistic career included exposing the Soviet atomic spy known as Mlad (Theodore Hall), and covering the Bosnia peace negotiations as the diplomatic reporter for The Post. 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 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 Guantánamo; 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, 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. As the story unfolds, 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. Based on exhaustive new research and told in breathtaking prose, here is a riveting account of history's most dangerous hours, full of lessons for our time. Derived from a Kirkus review: A nuanced account of the events of October 1962, when the Cold War almost ran hot. Countless historians have noted that the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, but Washington Post reporter Dobbs gives a vivid account of just how close to the brink the world truly came. The story begins at the Bay of Pigs, with John F. Kennedy's disastrous effort to land CIA-trained Cuban exiles in Cuba and bring down Fidel Castro's government. Castro's victory there, Kennedy was convinced, gave Nikita Khrushchev cause to devalue the American president. JFK had no love for his Soviet counterpart, to be sure, and less so when Khrushchev, citing treaty obligations, installed missiles on Cuba easily capable of delivering nuclear warheads anywhere in America. JFK was prepared to go to war to keep the missiles from going online. Khrushchev may not really have been, though, as Dobbs sagely observes. The unwritten protocol that neither side could appear hesitant made it difficult to back away from a martial stance once it was assumed. There were other difficulties, the author observes, including the slow speed of...

    Ground Zero Books, Ltd.
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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
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    One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Hardcover)
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Overview

October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse. As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror. In Bobby Kennedy's words, 'There was a feeling that the noose was tightening on all of us, on Americans, on mankind, and that the bridges to escape were crumbling.' In One Minute to Midnight Michael Dobbs brings a fresh perspective to this crucial moment in twentieth-century history. Using a wealth of untapped archival material, he tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader into the White House, the Kremlin and along the entire Cold War battlefront. Dobbs's thrilling narrative features a cast of characters - including Soviet veterans never before interviewed by a western writer - with unique stories to tell, witnesses to one of the greatest mobilizations of men and equipment since the Second World War.

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  • PID: 17894587462
  • ISBN-13: 9781400043583
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Seller: HPB Inc.
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