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Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- (Author)

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"A dramatic re-creation and urgent examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today's world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Apprentice
  • Master of the game
  • Triumph of communism
  • Rocket man
  • Going nuclear
  • Operation Anadyr
  • High seas
  • Prisoner of Berlin
  • Tip-off
  • Honeymoon
  • "Wipe them out"
  • Quarantine
  • Moscow night
  • Blinking in the dark
  • Wooden knife
  • The Americans are coming!
  • Turkish quagmire
  • Losing control
  • "Target destroyed!"
  • Secret rendezvous
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Sunday scare
  • Winners and losers
  • Indignation
  • Mission impossible
  • Back at the barricade
  • Thanksgiving.
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