The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Critical Reappraisal (Cold War by Len Scott,R. Gerald Hughes

By Len Scott,R. Gerald Hughes

This quantity brings jointly a suite of top overseas specialists to revisit and assessment our figuring out of the Cuban Missile predicament, through a severe reappraisal of a few of the main texts.

In October 1962, humankind got here just about the tip of its historical past. the danger of disaster is now acknowledged via many to were more than realised by means of protagonists on the time or students thus. The Cuban missile problem is still one of many often intensely studied moments of worldwide heritage. figuring out is framed and knowledgeable by way of chilly battle historiography, political technology and private adventure, written by means of students, newshounds, and surviving officers. The emergence of Soviet (later Russian) and different nationwide narratives has broadened the scope of enquiry, whereas scrutiny of the operational, specially army, dimensions has challenged assumptions concerning the threat of nuclear warfare.

The Cuban Missile concern: A serious Reappraisal brings jointly international best students from the United States, Britain, France, Canada, and Russia to give serious scrutiny of authoritative money owed and to recast assumptions and interpretations. The booklet goals to supply a necessary advisor for college students of the missile situation, the international relations of the chilly struggle, and the dynamics of ancient interpretation and reinterpretation. supplying unique rules and agendas, the members search to supply a brand new figuring out of the secrets and techniques and mysteries of the instant while the realm went to the edge of Armageddon.

This booklet might be of significant curiosity to scholars of the Cuban missile concern, chilly battle experiences, nuclear proliferation, foreign historical past and diplomacy often.

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