Fires of October: The Cuban Missile Crisis and World War III

Fires of October: The Cuban Missile Crisis and World War III

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The Fires of October is the military history of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Specifically, it covers the conflict that did not happen - the invasion of Cuba and other planned military actions where the world came perilously close to a nuclear Armageddon. Using recently declassified materials for the first time, the invasion of Cuba is laid out complete with all of the pitfalls and misinterpretations of intelligence at the time. The US expected heavy casualties in the largest amphibious operation since the Korean Inchon landings. Moreover, the invasion was based on old intelligence, dated maps and willful misconceptions about the size, strength and composition of the Soviet forces on the island. Who would have won? How would the invasion have likely played out? For the first time ever, these topics will be presented in a compelling and engaging format.

Product Details

  • Author: Blaine L Pardoe
  • Publication Date: 2014-01-19
  • Publisher: Fonthill Media
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Fonthill Media
  • Binding: Hardcover, 256 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 940L x 610W x 110H
    • Weight: 125
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 937L x 614W x 55H
    • Weight: 141
  • List Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 1781551960
  • ASIN: 1781551960

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