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

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出版社: Penguin
2011-05
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780399157295
定价: 251.00
装帧: 精装
开本: 16开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 608页
  • InJune1961,NikitaKhrushchevcalledBerlin"themostdangerousplaceonearth."Heknewwhathewastalkingabout.
    MuchhasbeenwrittenabouttheCubanMissileCrisisayearlater,buttheBerlinCrisisof1961wasmoredecisiveinshapingtheColdWar-andmoreperilous.ItwasinthathotsummerthattheBerlinWallwasconstructed,whichwoulddividetheworldforanothertwenty-eightyears.Thentwomonthslater,andforthefirsttimeinhistory,AmericanandSovietfightingmenandtanksstoodarrayedagainsteachother,onlyyardsapart.Onemistake,onenervoussoldier,oneoverzealouscommander-andthetripwirewouldbesprungforawarthatcouldgonuclearinaheartbeat.
    Ononesidewasayoung,untestedU.S.presidentstillreelingfromtheBayofPigsdisasterandahumiliatingsummitmeetingthatlefthimgraspingforwaystorespond.Itwouldadduptobeoneoftheworstfirst-yearforeignpolicyperformancesofanymodernpresident.Ontheotherside,aSovietpremierhemmedinbytheChinese,EastGermans,andhardlinersinhisowngovernment.Withanall-importantPartyCongressapproaching,heknewBerlinmeantthedifferencenotonlyfortheKremlin'sholdonitsempire-butforhisownholdontheKremlin.
    Neithermanreallyunderstoodtheother,bothtriedcynicallytomanipulateevents.Andso,weekbyweek,theycreptclosertothebrink.
    Basedonawealthofnewdocumentsandinterviews,filledwithfresh-sometimesstartling-insights,writtenwithimmediacyanddrama,Berlin1961isanextraordinarylookatkeyeventsofthetwentiethcentury,withpowerfulapplicationstotheseearlyyearsofthetwenty-first.
    Includesphotographs

      Frederick Kempe is the president and CEO of the AtlanticCouncil, and previously spent more than twenty-five years as areporter, columnist, and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Thisis his fourth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.
  • 内容简介:
    InJune1961,NikitaKhrushchevcalledBerlin"themostdangerousplaceonearth."Heknewwhathewastalkingabout.
    MuchhasbeenwrittenabouttheCubanMissileCrisisayearlater,buttheBerlinCrisisof1961wasmoredecisiveinshapingtheColdWar-andmoreperilous.ItwasinthathotsummerthattheBerlinWallwasconstructed,whichwoulddividetheworldforanothertwenty-eightyears.Thentwomonthslater,andforthefirsttimeinhistory,AmericanandSovietfightingmenandtanksstoodarrayedagainsteachother,onlyyardsapart.Onemistake,onenervoussoldier,oneoverzealouscommander-andthetripwirewouldbesprungforawarthatcouldgonuclearinaheartbeat.
    Ononesidewasayoung,untestedU.S.presidentstillreelingfromtheBayofPigsdisasterandahumiliatingsummitmeetingthatlefthimgraspingforwaystorespond.Itwouldadduptobeoneoftheworstfirst-yearforeignpolicyperformancesofanymodernpresident.Ontheotherside,aSovietpremierhemmedinbytheChinese,EastGermans,andhardlinersinhisowngovernment.Withanall-importantPartyCongressapproaching,heknewBerlinmeantthedifferencenotonlyfortheKremlin'sholdonitsempire-butforhisownholdontheKremlin.
    Neithermanreallyunderstoodtheother,bothtriedcynicallytomanipulateevents.Andso,weekbyweek,theycreptclosertothebrink.
    Basedonawealthofnewdocumentsandinterviews,filledwithfresh-sometimesstartling-insights,writtenwithimmediacyanddrama,Berlin1961isanextraordinarylookatkeyeventsofthetwentiethcentury,withpowerfulapplicationstotheseearlyyearsofthetwenty-first.
    Includesphotographs

  • 作者简介:
      Frederick Kempe is the president and CEO of the AtlanticCouncil, and previously spent more than twenty-five years as areporter, columnist, and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Thisis his fourth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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