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Berlin 1961; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe - 1st Edition - 2011 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 009703)

Berlin 1961; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

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Berlin 1961; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

by Frederick Kempe

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0399157298
ISBN 13
9780399157295
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New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011 G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York. 2011. Hardcover. 2nd Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for F/O name plate on the author's page. Book Condition: small stain to textblock bottom. DJ: Near Fine; NOT Price Clipped ($29.95); light edge bumps; light rubbing to panels. Mauve boards with green overlay on the spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine. Pictorial endpapers. 579 pp 8vo. The Berlin Crisis of 1961 set the tone for Cold War as American and Soviet soldiers and tanks stood arrayed against each other, yards apart. A young inexperienced president and a soviet leader hemmed in by Chinese, East Germans and his Party with neither side willing to give an inch, lose face, or blink. A clean very presentable copy.

Synopsis

A fresh, controversial, brilliantly written account of one of the epic dramas of the Cold War-and its lessons for today. "History at its best." -Zbigniew Brzezinski "Gripping, well researched, and thought-provoking, with many lessons for today." -Henry Kissinger "Captures the drama [with] the 'You are there' storytelling skills of a journalist and the analytical skills of the political scientist." - General Brent Scowcroft 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. Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh- sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is a masterly look at key events of the twentieth century, with powerful applications to these early years of the twenty- first.

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
009703
Title
Berlin 1961; Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Author
Frederick Kempe
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0399157298
ISBN 13
9780399157295
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
2011
Keywords
Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, President Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, West Germany, East Germany, Russia, Soviet Union, Berlin, Berlin Wall
Bookseller catalogs
Cold War;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.

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