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The Resource Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe

Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe

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Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth
Title
Berlin 1961
Title remainder
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Kempe
Title variation
Berlin nineteen sixty-one
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called it the most dangerous place on Earth. He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was more decisive in shaping the Cold War - and more perilous. For the first time in history, American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood arrayed against each other, only yards apart. One mistake, one overzealous commander - and the trip wire would be sprung for a war that would go nuclear in a heartbeat
Summary
Shares controversial perspectives on a defining event in the Cold War, revealing how nearly American and Soviet troops came to waging nuclear war while citing the specific challenges that were faced by international leaders
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385467
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Kempe, Frederick
Dewey number
943.155
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth
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Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe
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Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-563) and index
Contents
Pt. 1 : The players. Khrushchev : communist in a hurry ; Marta Hillers's story of rape ; Khrushchev : the Berlin crisis unfolds ; Kennedy : a president's education ; The "sniper" comes in from the cold ; Kennedy : a first mistake ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : unruly alliances ; The failed flight of Friedrich Brandt ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : the tail wags the bear -- Pt. 2 : The gathering storm. Springtime for Khrushchev ; Amateur hour ; J诲n Donner discovers the city ; Perilous diplomacy ; Vienna : Little Boy Blue meets Al Capone ; Vienna : the threat of war ; Angry summer ; Marlene Schmidt, the universe's most beautiful refugee -- Pt. 3 : The showdown. "The great testing place" ; Ulbricht and Kurt Wismach lock horns ; The Wall : setting the trap ; The Wall : desperate days ; Eberhard Bolle lands in prison ; A hero's homecoming ; Nuclear poker ; Showdown at Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Aftershocks
Control code
000045973673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 579 p.
Isbn
9780399157295
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-563) and index
Contents
Pt. 1 : The players. Khrushchev : communist in a hurry ; Marta Hillers's story of rape ; Khrushchev : the Berlin crisis unfolds ; Kennedy : a president's education ; The "sniper" comes in from the cold ; Kennedy : a first mistake ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : unruly alliances ; The failed flight of Friedrich Brandt ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : the tail wags the bear -- Pt. 2 : The gathering storm. Springtime for Khrushchev ; Amateur hour ; J诲n Donner discovers the city ; Perilous diplomacy ; Vienna : Little Boy Blue meets Al Capone ; Vienna : the threat of war ; Angry summer ; Marlene Schmidt, the universe's most beautiful refugee -- Pt. 3 : The showdown. "The great testing place" ; Ulbricht and Kurt Wismach lock horns ; The Wall : setting the trap ; The Wall : desperate days ; Eberhard Bolle lands in prison ; A hero's homecoming ; Nuclear poker ; Showdown at Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Aftershocks
Control code
000045973673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 579 p.
Isbn
9780399157295
Other physical details
ill.

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