"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 (2020)

One Hell of a Gamble Khrushchev Castro and Kennedy No other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership John F Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs Fidel Castro will not reveal what he knows and the records of the Sovi
  • Title: "One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964
  • Author: Aleksandr Fursenko Timothy Naftali
  • ISBN: 9780393317909
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • No other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership John F Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs Fidel Castro will not reveal what he knows and the records of the Soviet Union have long been sealed from public view Of the most frightening episode of the Cold War the Cuban Missile Crisis we have had an incomplete picture When did CasNo other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership John F Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs Fidel Castro will not reveal what he knows and the records of the Soviet Union have long been sealed from public view Of the most frightening episode of the Cold War the Cuban Missile Crisis we have had an incomplete picture When did Castro embrace the Soviet Union What proposals were put before the Kremlin through Kennedy s back channel diplomacy How close did we come to nuclear war These questions have now been answered for the first time This important and controversial book draws the missing half of the story from secret Soviet archives revealed exclusively by the authors, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and his leadership circle Contained in these remarkable documents are the details of over forty secret meetings between Robert Kennedy and his Soviet contact, records of Castro s first solicitation of Soviet favor, and the plans, suspicions, and strategies of Khrushchev This unique research opportunity has allowed the authors to tell the complete, fascinating, and terrifying story of the most dangerous days of the last half century.
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    One Reply to “"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964”

    1. Written in 1997 the book was the fruit of co operation of an American and a Russian historian and the product of research in the archives of both countries As a result this narrative provides insight in the thinking and fears of both sides as the crisis develops out of the strategic possibilities arising from Castro s success in Cuba It is a fairly lively tale starting with the Castros coming to power, the Kennedy election and the bay of pigs, ending with the fall of Khrushchev, the focus is on [...]

    2. This is it If you wished to dive into the Cuban Missile Crisis then you have found your starting point Both American and Russian archives lend this work an unprecedented amount of detail One small caveat I wish the Cuban side of the crisis was fleshed out further following the decision to send nuclear weapons to the island But Fursenko and Naftali did not have such clearance with the Cubans so they can hardly be blamed Despite such detail, One Hell of a Gamble does not plod along It is a fantast [...]

    3. This book was an interesting approach to the Cuban Missile Crisis While it did an excellent job of portraying events in Moscow and Washington, D.C I found the portrayal of Fidel Castro as overly simplistic The approach taken casts Fidel as a prisoner of his own thought, indecisive, and an incapable leader as he forged a path to communism in Cuba in the early 1960s.

    4. Another book on the Cuban Missile Crisis might seem to be overkill, but Fursenko and Naftali, the Russian and American co authors, have delivered a terrific book that relies on newly accessible Soviet archives, and expands the period covered so we have a fuller understanding of what brought on the crisis We have a good look at the inception of the Castro regime, with the book providing some interesting detail on the initial politics involved inside Cuba The broader reach of the book presents us [...]

    5. UniqueUnique information and points of view overcome a slightly awkward prose style and set it apart from most accounts of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    6. This book is pretty much what one should read if he ever wants to dive into the Cuban Missile Crisis and the American Soviet Relations in general, and the fact that it is the result of a collaboration of a Russian and an American author makes it reliable with regard to its way of depicting history I read this book on recommendation a book that I probably could not have found on my own, and it reads like dare I say it a novel You got the avid actors Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro in the lead as [...]

    7. Excellent book, really gives a good perspective on the whole situation, and even hints on JFK s enemies and potential conspirators at the end of the book If you think about it the Russians simply reciprocated on what the US did placing nukes in Turkey, kind of Russia s backyard Very interesting We were VERY close to the end.

    8. A very descriptive account of the Cuban Missile Crisis Though at times I felt like I was drowning in useless information, a lot of the information is relevant and new.

    9. I don t usually like to read about history but this was really intriguing I think it was enlightening for me to hear an inside account of how Kennedy handled this crisis as a young, new president.

    10. I read this as a textbook for a history class at Pacific University, and it got me hooked on the Cuban Missile Crisis It s well written, and the content is amazingly thorough.

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