Literature & Stories

1962: When World War III nearly began in the Caribbean

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 gets another look with Michael Dobbs’s ‘One Minute to Midnight’ which tells how the world came one or two miscommunications away from nuclear annihilation; and close enough to Jamaica for Soviet warships to be visible off the coast.

And as the book reviewer suggests, just imagine what would’ve happened were a Bush, not a Kennedy in charge?

“The result is a book with sobering new information about the world’s only superpower nuclear confrontation — as well as contemporary relevance,” added the reviewer, former US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke.

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Source: New York Times