The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960–1963 by Michael Beschloss

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The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960–1963

'“Impressively researched and engrossingly narrated . . . Beschloss has made a major contribution to our understanding of the Kennedy presidency. Even better, he has put it in the form of a page-turning narrative that is both dramatically gripping and intellectually engaging . . . Invaluable to historians and fascinating to the general reader.” —Ronald Steel, Los Angeles Times   “A groundbreaking history of the Kennedy administration . . . Mr. Beschloss’s many eye-opening interviews with participants in the crisis years, his persistence in the hunt for documentation and for oral histories have produced a magisterial volume.” —The Wall Street Journal   “Searching, scholarly, and, above all, dramatic: Beschloss revives the suspense of a four-year period when no one knew whether Soviet-American quarrels would end in battle.” —Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker   “Michael Beschloss, the leading diplomatic historian of his generation, has written what is easily the best book on Kennedy and the Cold War. . . . A masterly recounting of events that have been distorted with time.” —Chicago Tribune   “Superb . . . Beschloss makes excellent use of newly declassified government documents, post-glasnost admissions by Soviet officials, and interviews with their American counterparts. . . . History as it ought to be written—exhaustively researched, revelatory, graceful, and, despite our knowledge of the outcome, even thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review   “Beschloss expands our knowledge and understanding of Soviet decision-making. . . . An exciting and informative narrative that will appeal to a wide readership.” —Publishers Weekly'
'“Impressively researched and engrossingly narrated . . . Beschloss has made a major contribution to our understanding of the Kennedy presidency. Even better, he has put it in the form of a page-turning narrative that is both dramatically gripping and intellectually engaging . . . Invaluable to historians and fascinating to the general reader.” —Ronald Steel, Los Angeles Times   “A groundbreaking history of the Kennedy administration . . . Mr. Beschloss’s many eye-opening interviews with participants in the crisis years, his persistence in the hunt for documentation and for oral histories have produced a magisterial volume.” —The Wall Street Journal   “Searching, scholarly, and, above all, dramatic: Beschloss revives the suspense of a four-year period when no one knew whether Soviet-American quarrels would end in battle.” —Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker   “Michael Beschloss, the leading diplomatic historian of his generation, has written what is easily the best book on Kennedy and the Cold War. . . . A masterly recounting of events that have been distorted with time.” —Chicago Tribune   “Superb . . . Beschloss makes excellent use of newly declassified government documents, post-glasnost admissions by Soviet officials, and interviews with their American counterparts. . . . History as it ought to be written—exhaustively researched, revelatory, graceful, and, despite our knowledge of the outcome, even thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review   “Beschloss expands our knowledge and understanding of Soviet decision-making. . . . An exciting and informative narrative that will appeal to a wide readership.” —Publishers Weekly'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504039376 Pages: 818