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Author Scott, L. V. (Leonard Victor), 1957-

Title The Cuban Missile Crisis and the threat of nuclear war : lessons from history / Len Scott
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2007


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 MELB  973.922 Sco/Cmc  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 222 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Domain of the Scorpions -- 2. Nature of the Beast: Hedgehog, Porcupine or Cobra? -- 3. Retreat of the Moles -- 4. Hawks, Doves and Owls: Bickering Inhabitants of the Nuclear Aviary -- 5. Perils of the Land Crabs -- 6. Silence of the Lambs
Summary "Over the last decade, research on the Cuban Missile Crisis has fueled debate about the risk of nuclear war in 1962. Greater insight has been gained into the attitudes and perceptions of the principal decision makers, Kennedy and Khrushchev. It is one of the arguments of this book that while the leaders were increasingly determined to avoid escalation, revelations about aspects at the operational level suggest the risk of inadvertent nuclear war was greater than assumed. How the nuclear threshold might have been crossed and what might then have happened are the focus of this book."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index
Subject Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
National security -- United States -- Decision making.
Nuclear warfare.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1975.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963 -- Decision making.
LC no. 2008297677
ISBN 1847060269 (hbk.)
9781847060266 (hbk.)