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The Resource Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe

Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe

Label
Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth
Title
Berlin 1961
Title remainder
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Kempe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on a new documents and interviews, this work is a look at the Berlin Crisis of 1961, with powerful applications for the present. In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called it "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was more decisive in shaping the Cold War, and more perilous. For the first time in history, American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood arrayed against each other, only yards apart. One mistake, one overzealous commander, and the trip wire would be sprung for a war that would go nuclear in a heartbeat. On one side was a young, untested U.S. president still reeling from the Bay of Pigs disaster. On the other, a Soviet premier hemmed in by the Chinese, the East Germans, and hard liners in his own government. Neither really understood the other, both tried cynically to manipulate events. And so, week by week, the dangers grew
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943/.1550875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.K34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-563) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1 : The players. Khrushchev : communist in a hurry ; Marta Hillers's story of rape ; Khrushchev : the Berlin crisis unfolds ; Kennedy : a president's education ; The "sniper" comes in from the cold ; Kennedy : a first mistake ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : unruly alliances ; The failed flight of Friedrich Brandt ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : the tail wags the bear -- Pt. 2 : The gathering storm. Springtime for Khrushchev ; Amateur hour ; Jörn Donner discovers the city ; Perilous diplomacy ; Vienna : Little Boy Blue meets Al Capone ; Vienna : the threat of war ; Angry summer ; Marlene Schmidt, the universe's most beautiful refugee -- Pt. 3 : The showdown. "The great testing place" ; Ulbricht and Kurt Wismach lock horns ; The Wall : setting the trap ; The Wall : desperate days ; Eberhard Bolle lands in prison ; A hero's homecoming ; Nuclear poker ; Showdown at Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Aftershocks
Control code
1294546
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 579 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399157295
Lccn
2010033163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1294546
  • (Sirsi) 1294546
  • (OCoLC)657270821
Label
Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth, Frederick Kempe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-563) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1 : The players. Khrushchev : communist in a hurry ; Marta Hillers's story of rape ; Khrushchev : the Berlin crisis unfolds ; Kennedy : a president's education ; The "sniper" comes in from the cold ; Kennedy : a first mistake ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : unruly alliances ; The failed flight of Friedrich Brandt ; Ulbricht and Adenauer : the tail wags the bear -- Pt. 2 : The gathering storm. Springtime for Khrushchev ; Amateur hour ; Jörn Donner discovers the city ; Perilous diplomacy ; Vienna : Little Boy Blue meets Al Capone ; Vienna : the threat of war ; Angry summer ; Marlene Schmidt, the universe's most beautiful refugee -- Pt. 3 : The showdown. "The great testing place" ; Ulbricht and Kurt Wismach lock horns ; The Wall : setting the trap ; The Wall : desperate days ; Eberhard Bolle lands in prison ; A hero's homecoming ; Nuclear poker ; Showdown at Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Aftershocks
Control code
1294546
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 579 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399157295
Lccn
2010033163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1294546
  • (Sirsi) 1294546
  • (OCoLC)657270821

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