The Fires of October: The Planned US Invasion of Cuba During the Missile Crisis of 1962

The Fires of October: The Planned US Invasion of Cuba During the Missile Crisis of 1962

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It was the closest we ever came to unleashing the Third World War.... The image of that world was so horrible to contemplate that both sides stepped away from that precipice and opted for peace. Fires of October is the exhilarating military history of the Cuban Missile Crisis exploring in detail the strategic plans implemented by American Armed Forces as they headed towards a catastrophic nuclear collision with Cuba and the USSR. Using recently declassified material, Blaine Pardoe systematically recounts the origins of the crisis, from the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and Cuba s military metamorphosis, to the internal disorganization of the US military, which exacerbated tensions between the USA, Cuba, and the USSR. Pardoe reveals that the invasion plans were based on old intelligence, outdated maps, and misconceptions about the size, strength, and composition of the Soviet forces in Cuba; for the first time, and with harrowing results, he scrutinizes the potential fallout had the invasion gone ahead. Gripping and unnerving, Fires of October shows us just how close the world came to nuclear war.

Product Details

  • Author: Blaine Pardoe
  • Publication Date: 2013-10-19
  • Publisher: Fonthill Media
  • Product Group: eBooks
  • Manufacturer: Fonthill Media
  • Binding: Kindle Edition, 376 pages
  • ASIN: B00G1N4Z6A

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