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by Max Frankel
Author: Max Frankel
Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (March 14, 2005)
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Great book about the Cuban Missile crisis, the Kennedys and Khrushchev
Great book about the Cuban Missile crisis, the Kennedys and Khrushchev. Having been very young during this time it was interesting to realize how much I remembered. How lucky we were that Kennedy and Khushchev knew what was at stake and were more interested in perserving the world then destroying it, even though they came close. In this book Mr. Frankel gives a great explanation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, not only by explaining it in easy to understand terms but also by giving his readers an overview of the event as well as the causes and the effects. A really easy read and I rather enjoyed it.
The Cuban Missle crisis makes for dramatic reading. As the name implies, Frankel focuses on the actions, decisions, and thoughts of the two major players in the crisis - President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev. The writing is fast paced and takes you into the meetings and minds of Kennedy and Khrushchev and their top advisors, both civilian and military. It is hard to believe today, but we had senior military men, led by Air Force General Curtis LeMay, who were in favor of attacking Cuba without even giving diplomacy or a naval quarantine a chance. Frankel was a correspondent for the New York Times and reported on the crisis at the time.
Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, when the United States and Soviet Union . MAX FRANKEL is one of America’s preeminent journalists.
Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, when the United States and Soviet Union clashed over construction of Soviet nuclear missile bases in Cuba. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of President Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 and is the author of a nationally bestselling memoir, The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times. He lives in New York City.
Max Frankel in his remarkable new book, High Noon in the Cold War, has changed all that. Khrushchev allowed Castro to retain the defensive antiaircraft batteries provided he not use them against American U-2 high altitude surveillance planes, left a 3,000 man Soviet combat brigade on the island, and Castro was promised that he would never have to pay for any future Soviet defensive weaponry.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the . Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had gambled on sending the missiles to Cuba with the specific goal of increasing his nation’s nuclear strike capability. The Soviets had long felt uneasy about the number of nuclear weapons that were targeted at them from sites in Western Europe and Turkey, and they saw the deployment of missiles in Cuba as a way to level the playing field. Another key factor in the Soviet missile scheme was the hostile relationship between the .
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.
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HIGH NOON IN THE COLD WAR Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. 206 pp. Presidio Press/ Ballantine Books. ENGAGING INDIA Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb. 268 pp. Brookings Institution Press. THE bomb brought peace, but man alone can keep that peace," Winston Churchill observed in August 1945. The bomb has been threatening to start a new war ever since, from Cuba to Kashmir to North Korea. The fear of a mushroom cloud over the Middle East underpinned the justification for war in Iraq.
Frankel is the author of the book High Noon in the Cold War – Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Cuban Missiles Crisis (Ballantine, 2004 and Presidio 2005) and, also, his memoir, The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times (Random House, 1999, and Delta, 2000). Frankel has been married twice. His first wife was Tobia Brown with whom he had three children: David Frankel, Margot Frankel Goldberg, and Jonathan Frankel. She died of a brain tumor at the age of 52 in 1987.
Max Frankel is one of America's preeminent journalists. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of President Nixon's trip to China in 1972. He wrote the nationally bestselling memoir The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times. Country of Publication.
One of the giants of American journalism now re-creates an unforgettable time in which the whole world feared extinction. Max Frankel 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.