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  • ISBN: 9780008364991
  • Pages: 576
  • Publisher: William Collins
  • Binding: Hardback


The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Max Hastings

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The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most perilous events in history, when mankind faced a looming nuclear collision between the United States and the Soviet Union.

In Abyss, a graphic new history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Max Hastings tells the story from the viewpoints of national leaders, Russian officers, Cuban peasants, American pilots and British disarmers, blending eye-witness interviews, archive documents and diaries, White House tape recordings and top-down analysis.

‘The most gripping narrative of the crisis . . . frightening but hopelessly addictive’ The Times

‘A story that grabs from the get-go – the moments in which the world teetered on the brink of total annihilation come alive as they would if this were the very best fiction’ Mail on Sunday

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