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High noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban missile crisis

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One of the giants of American journalism now re-creates an unforgettable time–in which the whole world feared extinction. High Noon in the Cold War captures the Cuban Missile Crisis in a new light, from inside the hearts and minds of the famous men who provoked and, in the nick of time, resolved the confrontation.

Using his personal memories of covering the conflict, and gathering evidence from recent records and new scholarship and testimony, Max Frankel corrects widely held misconceptions about the game of “nuclear chicken” played by John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962, when Soviet missiles were secretly planted in Cuba and aimed at the United States.

High Noon in the Cold War portrays an embattled young American presidentnot jaunty and callow as widely believed, but increasingly calm and statesmanlikeand a Russian ruler who was not only a “wily old peasant” but an insecure belligerent desperate to achieve...
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Using his personal memories of covering the conflict, and gathering evidence from recent records and new scholarship and testimony, Max Frankel corrects widely held misconceptions about the game of “nuclear chicken” played by John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962, when Soviet missiles were secretly planted in Cuba and aimed at the United States.

High Noon in the Cold War portrays an embattled young American presidentnot jaunty and callow as widely believed, but increasingly calm and statesmanlikeand a Russian ruler who was not only a “wily old peasant” but an insecure belligerent desperate to achieve...
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subject_facetCuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
title_displayHigh noon in the Cold War : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban missile crisis
title_fullHigh Noon in the Cold War Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis
High noon in the Cold War : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban missile crisis / Max Frankel
title_shortHigh noon in the Cold War
title_subKennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban missile crisis
topic_facetCuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Foreign relations
History
Kennedy, John F
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich
Military
Nonfiction