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One Minute to Midnight
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War | Michael Dobbs
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A study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis chronicles the standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, analyzing the events and personalities involved to reveal how close the world came to all-out nuclear war.
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I‘m grateful that hubby hasn‘t returned this to the library yet. Since Covid has gifted me with reading time I hadn‘t planned on, I‘m looking forward to seeing if this is as good as he said it is.

Dragon My mom told me she was so frightened during the Cuban missile crisis - should be a very interesting read. 💚🐉 2w
Lynnsoprano @Dragon I was in 6th grade, and I remember it very clearly. I remember everyone asking if we were within range of the missiles. 2w
Dragon It‘s frightening how close we came. Let‘s hope it never happens again 🤞🙏 2w
Alfoster So agree! I was in grade school also and terrified!😳 2w
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Chrissyreadit That‘s not scary to read 🙄 4mo
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I am fascinated by the Cold War era, and this book provides an exhaustive look at the Cuban Missile Crisis. Avoiding the pitfalls of overdramatization, Dobbs highlights, almost casually, how easily we could have slipped into nuclear war. Great book.
Sometimes to its detriment, the narration lacked emphasis, and there was also so much detailed information, it was very easy to miss key moments. I think it would have been better to read the print.

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An hour by hour account of the Cuban missile crisis with the American, Soviet, and Cuban perspectives interwoven as the world stands on the brink of nuclear war. A gripping, illuminating read!

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A lazy, rainy Monday evening with sweet Monty

#dogsoflitsy

ReadingSusan Cozy! 4y
Chrissyreadit Love this picture and your reading nook! (edited) 4y
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TartanCrusader
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A fascinating hour-by-hour account detailing the unfolding of the (terrifyingly) narrowly-averted series of events that came to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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This should be compulsory reading for all high school students. Terrifying how close we came to global thermonuclear war.