Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recommended Book: One Minute to Midnight, by Michael Dobbs

I bought a copy of One Minute to Midnight at the Everglades book store following our wonderful tour of the Homestead Nike Site, which piqued my interest in the Cuban missile crisis. Writing in the mid-2000s, Washington Post journalist Michael Dobbs was able to access many declassified documents and to interview key participants who had once been unwilling or unable to discuss the events of October 1962.  Dobbs' scholarly technique (the book is exceedingly well-cited) and journalistic style are well-balanced, and he manages to create a suspenseful page-turner about an event with an exceedingly well-known outcome.


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