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One hell of a gamble

Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

by A. A. Fursenko

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Cuba
    • Subjects:
    • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Cuba,
    • Cuba -- Foreign relations -- United States,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-408) and index.

      StatementAleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali.
      ContributionsNaftali, Timothy J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE841 .F86 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 420 p. :
      Number of Pages420
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL655963M
      ISBN 100393040704
      LC Control Number97001022

      "ONE HELL OF A GAMBLE": THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, KHRUSCHEV, CASTRO, AND KENNEDY by Aleksander Fursenko and Timothy Naftali; PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton & Company, NYC, NY; printing; pages. $ price on DJ Rating: % positive. One Hell of a Gamble is a useful study in that it reveals the enormous dangers of basing policies on wishful thinking and of profoundly misunderstanding other cultures and other intelligence systems.

      Timothy Naftali is a Canadian-American historian who is clinical associate professor of public service at New York University. He has written four books, two of them co-authored with Alexander Fursenko on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev. He is a regular CNN contributor as a Alma mater: Yale University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins Univ. . One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Castro, by Aleksandr Fursenko Be the first to review this item This important and controversial book draws the missing half of the story behind the Cuban Missile Crisis from secret Soviet archives revealed.

      Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously. No other book offers this inside look at . One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Castro, by Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali starting at $ One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Castro, has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.


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["One Hell of a Gamble"] is scholarly without being pedantic, full of revelations, and frightening. -- Los Angeles Times An absorbing, at times riveting, inside tour of the highest echelons of three governments.

-- Philadelphia Inquirer The story takes on the elements of great theater as it moves to its denouement. -- New York Times Book ReviewCited by: But Fursenko and Naftali did not have such clearance with the Cubans so they can hardly be blamed. Despite such detail, One Hell of a Gamble does not plod along.

It is a fantastic book that history nerds and regular readers will enjoy alike.4/5. Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.

No other book offers this inside look /5(50). One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, The Cold War now seems like a dim memory, but it was only 35 years ago, in Octoberthat the two superpowers came to the brink of nuclear war over the Caribbean island of Cuba.

One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, by Fursenko, Aleksandr; Naftali, Timothy J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index. One hell of a gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, Item PreviewPages: Book Reviews: One Hell of a Gamble: The Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali.

Published by John Murray, London, pp. £ Show all authorsAuthor: Nigel Clive. "One Hell of a Gamble" is undoubtedly the most complete story of Cuba during this crucial period of the Cold War. It is based on unparalled access to classified archives. Fursenko is an accomplished Russian historian/5(47).

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'' 'One Hell of a Gamble' '' was written by Aleksandr Fursenko, a Russian historian, and Timothy Naftali, an American who teaches history at Yale. Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.5/5(1).

Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. One Hell of a Gamble Krushchev, Castro, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, By Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali. It would be, he said, ``one hell of a gamble.'' Khrushchev, for his part, had become aware of the extent of Soviet military inferiority.

As the authors put it, he ``did not have the desire to threaten nuclear war when it might actually lead to one.''Author: Aleksandr Fursenko. The book title comes from a response Presi‐ dent Kennedy made to the congressional leader‐ ship in the heat of the crisis following a recom‐ mendation to invade Cuba.

With Soviet nuclear medium- and intermediate-range missiles pointed at the United States, it would indeed have been "one hell of a gamble" to knock them out--one that.

One Hell of a Gamble Khrushchev,Castro,Kennedy,and the Cuban Missile Crisis ": Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Aleksandr Fursenko and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.

No other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership. John F. Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs; Fidel Castro will not reveal. {{_description}} Norton's COVID response: We are here to help with your courses.

Details. Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American /5(4). One Hell of a Gamble is a well-structured book that commands attention. It adds significantly to our understanding of the most serious crisis of the post World War II era.

It adds significantly to our understanding of the most serious crisis of the post World War II era. ``ONE HELL OF A GAMBLE'': Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, User Review - Kirkus.

One of the best pieces of research to have emerged as a result of the opening of the Russian archives, a subtle, nuanced, and vivid history of the Cuban missile crisis—the East-West showdown that 4/5(2).

"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy,by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali (read ) Since I read Michael Beschloss's The Crisis Years as recently as OctoberI suppose reading this book was not necessary, but this book has the benefit of Soviet documents which Beschloss did not have access to.4/5(3).Buy a cheap copy of One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, book by Timothy Naftali.

The Berlin Wall has been rubble for a decade and the memories of the cold war are growing dim. And yet no one is ever likely to forget the Cuban Missile crisis of Free shipping over $/5(5).One hell of a gamble by A.

A. Fursenko; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Foreign relations, Cuban Missile Crisis, ; Places: United States, Cuba.