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Note: Please do not order desk or examination copies of this paperback edition until September 2005.
Shortlisted for the 2005 Ambassador Book Award in Fiction
Using evidence from recent records, new scholarship, and previously unheard testimony, High Noon in the Cold War captures the Cuban Missile Crisis in a new light, focusing specifically on the personalities of John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushcev and how they influenced the outcome of a potentially disastrous sequence of events.
Highlighting the advantages of ideas such as a balance of power and the necessity for skillfully conducted diplomacy, Max Frankel corrects widely held misconceptions about the Crisis. He details the miscalculations of the two superpowers and how Kennedy and Khrushchev managed dissent in their own councils.
High Noon in the Cold War adds depth to the history of the most dangerous encounter of the Cold War.