"One Hell of a Gamble" Khruschev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964

ISBN-10: 0393317900

ISBN-13: 9780393317909

Edition: 1997

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Description: Based on research into American documents & exclusive access to secret Soviet archives, this book offers a unique examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis & a glimpse of the plans, mistakes, & fears of the leaders who brought the world close to nuclear war.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Aleksandr Fursenko, one of Russia's leading historians, is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Embrace
Where Does Castro Stand regarding Russia?"
Our Man in Havana
La Coubre
Cuba Si, Yankee No!"
The Clash
Bay of Pigs
The Education of a President
Condor and Mongoose
Trouble in the Tropics
The Nuclear Decision
Anadyr
Now We Can Swat Your Ass"
Ex Comm
Missile Crisis
Climax of the Cold War
Mikoyan's Mission
The Aftermath
To the American University Speech
Dallas and Moscow
Notes
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Index
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