The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 14309509

James G. Blight is theCenter for International Governance Innovation Chair in Foreign Policy Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada.

janet M. Lang isresearch professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

In October, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis brought human civilization to the brink of destruction. On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Organized around the letters exchanged among the leaders as the crisis developed and augmented with many personal details of the circumstances under which they were written, considered, and received, Blight and Lang poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities faced in Washington, Moscow, and Havana. The result is a revolving stage that allows the reader to experience the Cuban missile crisis as never before—through the eyes of each leader as they move through the crisis.The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis transports the reader back to October 1962, telling a story as gripping as any fictional apocalyptic novel.

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ISBN 9781442216792
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
Format Hardcover
Pages 304
Publisher Date 2012-09-14 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.42 lb
Language English
Subtitle Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis
Edition Number 1
Audience College/higher education
Authors Blight, James G.
Country of Origin United States
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