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One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Krushchev, and Castro on the ... by Michael  Dobbs
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Jan 19, 09

Read in November, 2008

maybe a bit more information on the cuban missile crisis than i really wanted, but it was still well researched, with new, never before published revelations. like the presence of nuclear tipped cruise missiles on cuba that the u.s. never even knew about, and the lone u.s. bomber that strayed into the soviet union at the height of the conflict. lots of good interviews with the russians who were there on the ground, etc. the only problem i really had with it was that it focused on the strategic manueverings and blunderings of the three key players, and less on how everyone was shitting their pants. everyone, it turns out, was far too in the dark about what the other side was doing to realize just how close everyone was to the shit blowing up. given all the new information that has come to light, if you were going to read one book on this chapter of history, i'd recommend this one.
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