""DEFCON-2 provides significantly more detail than any existing books on the subject. It's a valuable addition to the library of any intelligence professional."" (Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly)
""One of the most striking accounts of the Cold War."" (Sea Power magazine)
Authors Norman Polmar and John D Gresham take you back to one of the most volatile times in recent history.
I thought that the ananlysis presented in this chapter tied all of the previously written history together into a nice package.
This is a must read book for anyone who is interested in knowning how governments make decisions in moments of extreme crisis.
Authors Norman Polmar and John D Gresham take you back to one of the most volatile times in recent history. October 1962; the world on the edge of an abyss. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by LastRanger
- Reveals the effectiveness of lies and deception.
- Both the USA and USSR misunderstood each others' character. Read more
The two authors expertly present all of the details of the 1962 misle crisis within Cuba tht almost prompted a nuclear war with the United States. This bok is very well written. Read morePublished on July 2, 2007 by William D. Tompkins
For thirteen days in October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. The two global superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, brought their nuclear... Read morePublished on September 12, 2006 by Terry Sunday
Pros: very detailed account of the crisis and gives a good brief overview of the cold war (before and after). Read morePublished on July 24, 2006 by Slick