Nuclear Folly: A History Of The Cuban Missile Crisis
- American History , The 20th Century – The Present
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Countdown to nuclear apocalypse
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today’s world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must relearn the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban missile crisis.
Serhii Plokhy’s Nuclear Folly offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the tortuous decision-making that produced and then resolved it. Drawing on a range of Soviet archival sources, including previously classified KGB documents, as well as White House tapes, Plokhy masterfully illustrates the drama and anxiety of those tense days, and provides a way for us to grapple with the problems posed in our present day.
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|Release Date:||April 13, 2021|