Miguel's Reviews > One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

One Minute to Midnight by Michael  Dobbs
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Oct 28, 08

Read in October, 2008

I am reading about near Armageddon to get my mind off the financial markets and the impending vision of brokers eating each others' brains on Wall Street. Good scholarship that sadly indicates the more dramatic passages of the crisis were actually partly mthmaking, i.e., the eyeball to eyeball episode with the blockade actually didn't happen because Kruschchev ordered the ships to halt the day before, and the fight between McNamara and the naval officer happened on another day.
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