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One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

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ISBN-10: 1400043581

ISBN-13: 9781400043583

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Dobbs

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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. VeteranWashington Postreporter Michael Dobbs has pored over 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 of those near-fatal days, Dobbs reveals some startling new incidents that illustrate how close we came to Armageddon. Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev7;s plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo; the accidental overflight of the Soviet Union by an American…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Michael Dobbs - Baron Dobbs of Wylye - is an active member of the House of Lords and an internationally bestselling author who has never been far from controversy. He has worked at the centre of British politics for Margaret Thatcher, John Major and now David Cameron, and was once described as 'Westminster's baby-faced hit man'. He is the author of 17 thrillers, including House of Cards which became a hugely successful television drama, and three previous Harry Jones thrillers, The Lords' Day, The Edge of Madness and The Reluctant Hero. He tries to live quietly near a pub and a church in Wiltshire. For more information, go to www.michaeldobbs.com.

List of Maps
Preface
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"
Afterword
Acknowledgments and a Note on Sources
Notes
Index