The armageddon letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis

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In October, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis brought human civilization to the brink of destruction. On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Organized around the letters exchanged among the leaders as the crisis developed and augmented with many personal details of the circumstances under which they were written, considered, and received, Blight and Lang poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities faced in Washington, Moscow, and Havana. The result is a revolving stage that allows the reader to experience the Cuban missile crisis as never before--through the eyes of each leader as they move through the crisis. The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis transports the reader back to October 1962, telling a story as gripping as any fictional apocalyptic novel.
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subject_facet , American literature, Castro, Fidel, -- 1926- -- Drama, Castro, Fidel, -- 1926- -- Studies, Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Drama, DRAMA -- American, Drama, Electronic books, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Drama, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Studies, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Drama, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Studies
title_display The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis
title_full The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis / James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang ; graphic narrative by Andrew Whyte with storyline and dialogue by Koji Masutani ; [foreword by Peter Almond], The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis / James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang
title_short The armageddon letters :
title_sub Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis
topic_facet American, American literature, Castro, Fidel, Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, DRAMA, Kennedy, John F, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, Studies