By Frederick Kempe
In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev referred to as Berlin "the most threatening position on earth." He knew what he was once conversing approximately.
a lot has been written in regards to the Cuban Missile quandary a yr later, however the Berlin drawback of 1961 was once extra decisive in shaping the chilly War-and extra perilous. It used to be in that sizzling summer season that the Berlin Wall used to be developed, which might divide the area for one more twenty-eight years. Then months later, and for the 1st time in background, American and Soviet scuffling with males and tanks stood arrayed opposed to one another, merely yards aside. One mistake, one apprehensive soldier, one overzealous commander-and the tripwire will be sprung for a conflict that can move nuclear in a heartbeat.
On one part was once a tender, untested U.S. president nonetheless reeling from the Bay of Pigs catastrophe and a humiliating summit assembly that left him greedy for tactics to reply. it is going to upload as much as be one of many worst first-year international coverage performances of any sleek president. at the different aspect, a Soviet leading hemmed in by way of the chinese language, East Germans, and hardliners in his personal govt. With an all-important occasion Congress impending, he knew Berlin intended the adaptation not just for the Kremlin's carry on its empire-but for his personal carry at the Kremlin.
Neither guy quite understood the opposite, either attempted cynically to govern occasions. And so, week by way of week, they crept in the direction of the threshold.
Based on a wealth of latest records and interviews, choked with fresh-sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is a rare examine key occasions of the 20th century, with strong purposes to those early years of the twenty-first.
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Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe