The Players in the Cold War Book Review by hicaliber

The Players in the Cold War
A discussion of the book "High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Max Frankel.
# 93254 | 983 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses how Frankel attempts to look into the minds of the two major players in the Cuban Missile Crisis - John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. The book gives detailed background on the two men, their countries and what led up to deploying nuclear missiles in Cuba. The book illustrates the importance of sound diplomacy and intelligence. Both leaders misread signs, misinterpreted communications and reacted to situations that had nothing to do with the crisis. The paper considers that while skill was certainly involved in bringing the crisis to resolution, there was much luck involved too. The paper suggests that if both sides had listened to the diplomatic channels and intelligence more closely, perhaps the crisis never would have occurred.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frankel, Max. High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004

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