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The Resource The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis, James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang

The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis, James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang

Label
The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis
Title
The armageddon letters
Title remainder
Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis
Statement of responsibility
James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In October, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis brought human civilization to the brink of destruction. On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Organized around the letters exchanged among the leaders as the crisis developed and augmented with many personal details of the circumstances under which they were written, considered, and received, Blight and Lang poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities faced in Washington, Moscow, and Havana. The result is a revolving stage that allows the reader to experience the Cuban missile crisis as never before--through the eyes of each leader as they move through the crisis. The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis transports the reader back to October 1962, telling a story as gripping as any fictional apocalyptic novel."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blight, James G
Dewey number
812/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3602.L55
LC item number
A89 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lang, Janet M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Label
The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis, James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Foreword / Peter Almond -- Introduction. Armageddon in retrospect: "carrying the fire" of the Cuban Missile Crisis into the 21st century -- Cast of characters. Three leaders; three crises -- Prelude. Sleepwalk: April 1961-October 1962 -- Act I. Collision: October 22, 23, 1962 -- Act II. Spiral: October 23-28, 1962 -- Act III. Escape: October 27-31, 1962 -- Act IV. Squeeze: October 30, 1962-November 20, 1962 -- Postscript. Hope: December 10, 1962-October 15, 2010 -- Appendix A. The Armageddon time machine: text: acquiring the Letters -- Appendix B. The Armageddon time machine: context: bringing the letters back to life
Control code
1422411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781442216792
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1422411
  • (OCoLC)795177946
Label
The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis, James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Foreword / Peter Almond -- Introduction. Armageddon in retrospect: "carrying the fire" of the Cuban Missile Crisis into the 21st century -- Cast of characters. Three leaders; three crises -- Prelude. Sleepwalk: April 1961-October 1962 -- Act I. Collision: October 22, 23, 1962 -- Act II. Spiral: October 23-28, 1962 -- Act III. Escape: October 27-31, 1962 -- Act IV. Squeeze: October 30, 1962-November 20, 1962 -- Postscript. Hope: December 10, 1962-October 15, 2010 -- Appendix A. The Armageddon time machine: text: acquiring the Letters -- Appendix B. The Armageddon time machine: context: bringing the letters back to life
Control code
1422411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781442216792
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1422411
  • (OCoLC)795177946

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