One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Paperback)

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    Michael Dobbs was born in Belfast, Ireland, and educated at the University of York, with fellowships at Princeton and Harvard. He is a reporter for The Washington Post, where he spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism. His Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire was a runner-up for the 1997 PEN award for nonfiction. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
    In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just 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 Guantanamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.

    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 crisis.

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    ISBN 9781400078912
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 426
    Publisher Date 2009-06-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
    Series Name Vintage
    Series Volume Number 1
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dobbs, Michael

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