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Publisher Description

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon.

Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.

Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis.

June 3
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

concretewater87 ,

Must read

I have not read the ebook yet, so I cannot speak to the layout or design of this version. But as far as content goes, this is a pretty fascinating book. I'm about halfway through it. It's my first book on the Cuban Missile Crisis. I highly recommend it to anyone. Great read.

Sbcarcht ,

Page Turner

The ultimate page turner thriller about what has correctly been called the most dangerous moment in human history. Outstanding!

Sub Hunter ,

Hopefully cooler heads will prevail by then...

This is such a wonderful book! I absolutely loved it! Michael Dobbs goes into really great detail to almost every hour of each day of the Cuban Missile Crisis from nearly every viewpoint. From Kennedy to Khrushchev to Castro and more! Anyone who is interested in history or just want to know more about the Crisis, this is the book for you! I

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