Hardback Abyss : the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 / Max Hastings.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : William Collins,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008364991 (hbk.) :
Map on lining papers.
The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was the most perilous event in history, when mankind faced a looming nuclear collision between the United States and Soviet Union. During those weeks, the world gazed into the abyss of potential annihilation. Max Hastings's graphic and brilliant new history tells the story from the viewpoints of national leaders, Russian officers, Cuban peasants, American pilots and British disarmers. Max Hastings deploys his accustomed blend of eye-witness interviews, archive documents and diaries, White House tape recordings, top-down analysis, first to paint word-portraits of the Cold War experiences of Fidel Castro's Cuba, Nikita Khrushchev's Russia and Kennedy's America; then to describe the nail-biting Thirteen Days in which Armageddon beckoned.
xxxvii, 538 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm