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

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

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One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Title
One minute to midnight
Title remainder
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dobbs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobbs, Michael
Dewey number
973.922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.D573 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cuba
Label
One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarriers
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
ocn176951842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 426 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400078912
Lccn
2007052250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)176951842
Label
One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war, Michael Dobbs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarriers
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
ocn176951842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 426 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400078912
Lccn
2007052250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)176951842

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