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The Resource Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Serhii Plokhy

Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Serhii Plokhy

Label
Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Title
Nuclear folly
Title remainder
a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
972.9106/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.P55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Cold War
  • Nuclear crisis control
  • International relations
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Serhii Plokhy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- I: Nemeses. Apprentice ; Master of the game -- II: Red gamble. Triumph of communism ; Rocket man ; Going nuclear ; Operation Anadyr ; High seas -- Part III: Agony of decision. Prisoner of Berlin ; Tip-off ; Honeymoon ; "Wipe them out" ; Quarantine -- Part IV: Moment of truth. Moscow night ; Blinking in the dark ; Wooden knife ; The Americans are coming! -- Part V: Black Saturday. Turkish quagmire ; Losing control ; "Target destroyed!" ; Secret rendezvous ; Bermuda Triangle -- Part VI: Rising from the dead. Sunday scare ; Winners and losers ; Indignation -- Part VII: Settlement. Mission impossible ; Back at the barricade ; Thanksgiving -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 444 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393540819
Lccn
2020033221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155066526
  • (OCoLC)on1155066526
  • 3663277
Label
Nuclear folly : a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- I: Nemeses. Apprentice ; Master of the game -- II: Red gamble. Triumph of communism ; Rocket man ; Going nuclear ; Operation Anadyr ; High seas -- Part III: Agony of decision. Prisoner of Berlin ; Tip-off ; Honeymoon ; "Wipe them out" ; Quarantine -- Part IV: Moment of truth. Moscow night ; Blinking in the dark ; Wooden knife ; The Americans are coming! -- Part V: Black Saturday. Turkish quagmire ; Losing control ; "Target destroyed!" ; Secret rendezvous ; Bermuda Triangle -- Part VI: Rising from the dead. Sunday scare ; Winners and losers ; Indignation -- Part VII: Settlement. Mission impossible ; Back at the barricade ; Thanksgiving -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 444 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393540819
Lccn
2020033221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155066526
  • (OCoLC)on1155066526
  • 3663277

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