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The abyss : nuclear crisis Cuba 1962 / Max Hastings.

Hastings, Max, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062980137
  • ISBN: 0062980130
  • Physical Description: 538 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 2022.

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In The Abyss, Max Hastings turns his focus to one of the most terrifying events of the mid-twentieth century-the thirteen days in October 1962 when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. Hastings looks at the conflict with fresh eyes, focusing on the people at the heart of the crisis-America President John F. Kennedy, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, and a host of their advisors. Combining in-depth research with Hasting's well-honed insights, The Abyss is a human history that unfolds on a wide, colorful canvas. As the action moves back and forth from Moscow to Washington, DC, to Havana, Hastings seeks to explain, as much as to describe, the attitudes and conduct of the Soviets, Cubans, and Americans, and to recreate the tension and heightened fears of countless innocent bystanders whose lives hung in the balance. Reflecting on the outcome of these events, he reveals how the aftermath of this momentous crisis continues to reverberate today.
Subject: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Cold War.
Nuclear crisis control > History > 20th century.
International relations > History > 20th century.
United States > Foreign relations > 1961-1963.
Cuba > Foreign relations > 1959-1990.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > 1953-1975.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 972.91064 HASTINGS 2022 (Text) 0001012491732 Nonfiction New Reshelving -

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