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Fires of October : The Cuban Missile Crisis That Never Was: the Invasion of Cuba and World

Fires of October : The Cuban Missile Crisis That Never Was: the Invasion of Cuba and World

Publisher : Fonthill Media
SKU: 9781781551967
R 475,00
R 403,75
The Fires of October: The Cuban Missile Crisis and World War III is a unique military study that chronicles the event that was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. Specifically, it covers the conflict that did not happen - the invasion of Cuba and other planned military actions where the world came close to a nuclear Armageddon.
It was the closest we ever came tounleashing the Third World War...The image of that world was so horrible to contemplate that both sides stepped away from that precipice and opted for peace. Fires of October is the exhilarating military history of the Cuban Missile Crisis exploring in detail the strategic plans implemented by American Armed Forces as they headed towards a catastrophic nuclear collision with Cuba and the USSR. Using recently declassified material, Blaine Pardoe systematically recounts the origins of the crisis, from the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and Cuba's military metamorphosis, to the internal disorganization of the US military, which exacerbated tensions between the USA, Cuba, and the USSR. Pardoe reveals that the invasion plans were based on old intelligence, outdated maps, and misconceptions about the size, strength, and composition of the Soviet forces in Cuba; for the first time, and with harrowing results, he scrutinizes the potential fallout had the invasion gone ahead. Gripping and unnerving, Fires of October shows us just how close the world came to nuclear war.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781781551967
Publisher Fonthill Media
Contributor By (author) Blaine Pardoe
Publication Date 2013-06-06
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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It was the closest we ever came tounleashing the Third World War...The image of that world was so horrible to contemplate that both sides stepped away from that precipice and opted for peace. Fires of October is the exhilarating military history of the Cuban Missile Crisis exploring in detail the strategic plans implemented by American Armed Forces as they headed towards a catastrophic nuclear collision with Cuba and the USSR. Using recently declassified material, Blaine Pardoe systematically recounts the origins of the crisis, from the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and Cuba's military metamorphosis, to the internal disorganization of the US military, which exacerbated tensions between the USA, Cuba, and the USSR. Pardoe reveals that the invasion plans were based on old intelligence, outdated maps, and misconceptions about the size, strength, and composition of the Soviet forces in Cuba; for the first time, and with harrowing results, he scrutinizes the potential fallout had the invasion gone ahead. Gripping and unnerving, Fires of October shows us just how close the world came to nuclear war.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781781551967
Publisher Fonthill Media
Contributor By (author) Blaine Pardoe
Publication Date 2013-06-06
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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