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"One Hell of a Gamble" by Aleksandr Fursenko
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Oct 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: international-cold-war-history
Read from October 02 to 06, 2010 — I own a copy

This book was an interesting approach to the Cuban Missile Crisis. While it did an excellent job of portraying events in Moscow and Washington, D.C. I found the portrayal of Fidel Castro as overly simplistic. The approach taken casts Fidel as a prisoner of his own thought, indecisive, and an incapable leader as he forged a path to communism in Cuba in the early 1960s.

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