Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
National Archives Museum
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In Nuclear Folly, Serhii Plokhy offers a harrowing account of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how the U.S. and USSR came to the brink of nuclear apocalypse. Drawing on a range of Soviet archival sources, including previously classified KGB documents, as well as White House tapes, Plokhy offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the decision-making that produced and then resolved it. Cold War historian Michael Dobbs will join the conversation.
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