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ISBN: 0099492458
Author: Michael Dobbs
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow Books (March 1, 2009)
Pages: 448
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.6
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Home Michael Dobbs One minute to midnight. Most books on the crisis are either memoirs or scholarly studies, devoted to one particular facet of a vast and complicated subject.

Home Michael Dobbs One minute to midnight. Somewhere in this wealth of academic literature the human story has been lost: a twentieth-century epic that witnessed one of the greatest mobilizations of men and equipment since World War II, life-and-death decisions made under enormous pressure, and a cast of characters ranging from Curtis LeMay to Che Guevara, all with unique stories to tell.

Michael Dobbs combines the skills of an experienced investigative journalist, a talented .

Michael Dobbs combines the skills of an experienced investigative journalist, a talented writer and an intelligent historical analyst. No other history of the Cuban missile crisis matches this achievement. Martin Sherwin, coauthor of American Prometheus. The book is written from the perspective of those who lived through the most dangerous Cold War encounter between the two nuclear super powers, Russia and the United States.

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About Michael Dobbs: Michael Dobbs was, almost literally, a child of the Cold War. His diplomat parents whisked him off to Russia at the age of six weeks. Michael’s Year In Books. Michael’s 2019 Year in Books. Take a look at Michael’s Year in Books. The long, the short-it’s all here. See Michael’s 2019 Year in Books. Michael Dobbs’s Followers (114).

One Minute to Midnight evokes novelists like Alan Furst, John le Carré or Graham Greene. Michael Dobbs combines the skills of an experienced investigative journalist, a talented writer and an intelligent historical analyst. James G. Hershberg, The Washington Post Book World "Dobbs writes it up like a thriller. The New York Post "With new info and angles, this hair-raising analysis traces the trail of mishaps and miscalculations that nearly ended life on earth. American History Magazine " One Minute to Midnight is nothing less than a tour de force, a dramatic, nail-biting page-turner that is also an important work of scholarship.

Dobbs gives relatively short shrift to that first week, covering it in only 54 pages. One Minute to Midnight is filled with similar insights that will change the views of experts and help inform a new generation of readers. For those not versed in the full story, I would recommend reading this book in conjunction with Frankel’s short and elegant overview.

Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Never read in detail about the Cuba Crisis. So after reading Dobbs book I actually was a bit shaken. So many things could have gone wrong, so many things beyond control from JFK or Khrusjtjov, so many. Пользовательский отзыв - Stbalbach - LibraryThing. One Minute to Midnight is an hour by hour reconstruction of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dobbs at the 2019 Texas Book Festival. Michael Dobbs (born 1950) is a British-American non-fiction author and journalist

Dobbs at the 2019 Texas Book Festival. Michael Dobbs (born 1950) is a British-American non-fiction author and journalist. His hour-by-hour study of the Cuban Missile Crisis, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, was a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times history prize and was named one of five non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post. The final book in the trilogy, Six Months in 1945: From World War to Cold War (Knopf, 2012), describes the division of Europe into American and Soviet spheres of influence after World War II.

Dobbs's thrilling narrative features a cast of characters - including Soviet veterans never before interviewed by a western writer - with unique stories to tell, witnesses to one of the greatest mobilizations of men and equipment since the Second World War. show more. Format Paperback 448 pages.

Michael Dobbs tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader not just into the White House and the Kremlin but along the entire Cold War battlefront with the men who were preparing to fight

Michael Dobbs tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader not just into the White House and the Kremlin but along the entire Cold War battlefront with the men who were preparing to fight. We see inside U-2s and nuclear submarines; the armies gathering in Florida and Cuba

October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse. As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror. In Bobby Kennedy's words, 'There was a feeling that the noose was tightening on all of us, on Americans, on mankind, and that the bridges to escape were crumbling'.In "One Minute to Midnight" Michael Dobbs brings a fresh perspective to this crucial moment in twentieth-century history. Using a wealth of untapped archival material, he tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader into the White House, the Kremlin and along the entire Cold War battlefront. Dobbs' thrilling narrative features a cast of characters - including Soviet veterans never before interviewed by a western writer - with unique stories to tell, witnesses to one of the greatest mobilizations of men and equipment since the Second World War.

Comments:

Haralem
There have been several iterations of the "Missile Crisis" story. In the US, we started with accounts that were part history, part myth building, part hagiography - all driven by the Kennedy insiders. Schlesinger, Bobby Kennedy, and others gave us an initial - and limited - look into the crisis through US eyes. As much stories to burnish the legend of JFK as historical accounts, these initial versions still help to shape the view of the crisis for many Americans.

Next came the more realistic versions. Less dedicated to the legend of JFK, or even the legend of ExComm, these versions inched us closer to the objective truth but were missing a critical component - the views and actions of the critical actors outside of the US. Only after the fall of the Soviet Union did some of the real detail of the Soviet and Cuban actions and thought processes become more readily available.

Dobbs manages to weave the comprehensive story of the US, Soviet Union and Cuban portions of the story. His work is thorough, factual and well written. It is the best version of the comprehensive story of the "13 days" that has been told to date. Strongly recommended for anyone interested in the real story of October 1962.
INvait
This book was INTENSE

For the history nerds out there like myself: this one is spectacular. Underlined. The format is engaging and interesting, not boring at all but certainly designed for people interested in the matter. It was nerve-wracking even when we all know how it ended. One thing that will stay with me forever was how close we were of a nuclear war, but most importantly, that I would not have been because of the big, important pieces of the chess game, like Kennedy or Khrushchev or Castro but because of people with little minds and no capacity of realizing how the consequences of their actions could hurt millions of people.
Bluecliff
This and "13 Days In October" should be (but never will be) mandatory reading for every high school student of American History.
If you questioned 100 Americans today, not one could tell you what was happening during the Cuban Crisis. It's absolutely amazing that almost no Americans realize how close we came to the "end of civilization".
My father sat in a B-58 Hustler with nuclear weapons on a runway. He had orders to drop his bombs on a Soviet city. He fully expected that he would be called upon to accomplish that mission.
If you repeated this scenario 100 times, it would end in annihilation of the human race. 99 times it would result in annihilation of the human race.
Gogul
The new book, "One Minute to Midnight" by Michael Dobbs is a masterfully written account of the Cuban missile Crisis in October 1962. The book is written from the perspective of those who lived through the most dangerous Cold War encounter between the two nuclear super powers, Russia and the United States. It probes the power plays of the introduction of nuclear missiles in Cuba by Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy's response that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Being a veteran who served with the Navy photo reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 during that period, I had particular interest in reading the new material uncovered by Mr. Dobb's investigative reporting. VFP-62 photo Crusaders flew the low-level photo missions over Cuba, gathering the intelligence needed to help President Kennedy forge a plan of action that avoided nuclear catastrophe. The discovery of nuclear capable cruise missiles, by VFP-62 photos, revealed new information on how they were to be used against Guantanamo Naval Base and invading U.S. forces. The use of tactical nuclear weapons was not considered by the Pentagon in the initial planning of the intended invasion of Cuba.

The book is spell binding with the fast moving anticipation of a Tom Clancy novel, although in this case, events are real. Mr. Dobbs gets into the minds of the decision makers and probes the many ways the crisis could have ended in a total nuclear annihilation for Cuba, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The accounting of the wayward U2 that strayed over the Soviet Union during the height of the crisis, the crash of a F-106 with a nuclear bomb on board, the shoot down of a U2 over Cuba, the lack of full control over the nuclear weapons, in Cuba, the Soviet Union, and the United States, is a chilling reminder of how close we came to a nuclear disaster. Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, came to believe that only "luck" had prevented nuclear war over Cuba.

After 46 years, many today believe that they know all that is necessary about the Cuban missile crisis. Through television documentaries such as, "Man, Moment, Machine", or "DEFCON 2" by the History and Discovery Channels, or the movie "Thirteen Days", the public is led to a superficial coverage of the most dangerous time in our nation's history. Only a book such as this, written by a skilled writer, can provide that sense of conflict between the military and the civilian control over the use of nuclear weapons. The book provides the most chilling account of the indifference of the Generals and Fidel Castro to the eminent deaths and destruction of millions of lives. This is a must read that is relevant today as it was in 1962.
Grillador
This book leveraged items that have been declassified since 13 Days... was written. With that comes additional detail from the (former) Soviet side. I found the book to be a well-balanced narrative of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

It is not surprising but still horrifying to learn that several missteps and miscommunications brought us closer to the end of the world. As Jackie Kennedy wrote Khrushchev (paraphrasing), it won't be the big men that cause a nuclear war, it will be the little men.

Thank God cooler heads prevailed. If you want to know more about the Cuban Missile Crisis, consider this a Must Read.

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