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