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The Making of a Missile Crisis: October 1962
The Making of a Missile Crisis: October 1962
By Herbert S. Dinerstein
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976, 302 pp

Professor Dinerstein proves once again that a fresh approach can draw new and important insights from an already well-examined historical episode. In particular, he examines in detail the developments leading up to the missile crisis-the Guatemalan crisis of 1954, the Cuban Revolution, the Cuban-Soviet alliance, and the internal policy debate and divisions within the Soviet Union.