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Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

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He has won many prizes, for both his journalism and his books, the most recent of which are the bestsellers Vietnam, The Secret War, Catastrophe, and All Hell Let Loose. Hastings looks at the conflict with fresh eyes, focusing on the people at the heart of the crisis—America President John F. Contending that Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine gives the Cuban Missile Crisis “a deeply distressing immediacy,” he notes that all nuclear nations “take risks that could one day prove disastrous for humanity, because somebody miscalculates, overreaches, or concedes to subordinates opportunities to do so.

Quintana crystallizes the emotions and insecurities of an adolescent who is yet to comprehend the actions of adults even as she witnesses their behavior. Her name as a novelist was made by her bestselling Jacobite trilogy, The Flight of the Heron (1925), The Gleam in the North (1927), and The Dark Mile (1929).The audiobook edition has a running time of 10 hours and 42 minutes and is read by Gareth Armstrong. With a cast of intriguing characters and drama galore, this history reads like fiction and will thrill fans of Endurance and In the Kingdom of Ice.

Max Hastings’s brilliantly told account of the Cuban missile crisis shows how the word 'abyss' is no exaggeration for the drama that unfolded 60 years ago.BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Fidel Castro’s seizure of power in Cuba in early 1959 made him popular in America for several months until he seized all American businesses and resorted to violence to maintain his position.

We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Should this have happened, had Kennedy chosen to follow the recommendations of his military chiefs, a nuclear response would have been probable. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

If you love clever but unsettling stories that will leave you thinking about them long after you’ve closed the book, you need to check out the works of D K Broster.

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