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Call No972.9106 PLOK
TitleNuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis / Serhii Plokhy.
AuthorPlokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 900-999
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003321711972.9106 PLOK5/4/2021 Available

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Personal Name Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.
Title Statement Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis / Serhii Plokhy.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Physical Description xviii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-428) and index.
Formatted Contents Note 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.
Summary, Etc. "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 must return to the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nuclear Folly offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the tortuous decision-making that produced and then resolved it, involving John Kennedy and his advisers, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, and their commanders on the ground. More often than not, the Americans and Soviets misread each other, operated under false information, and came perilously close to nuclear catastrophe. Despite these errors, nuclear war was avoided for one central reason: fear. Serhii Plokhy masterfully illustrates the drama and anxiety of those tense days, and provides a way for us to grapple with the problems posed in our present day"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cold War.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nuclear crisis control History 20th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term International relations History 20th century.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Foreign relations 1961-1963.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Soviet Union Foreign relations 1953-1975.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Cuba Foreign relations 1959-1990.

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