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Brink: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Brink: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
By David Detzer
Crowell, 1979, 304 pp

A brisk, readable narrative based on a mass of published and interview data. The author avoids theorizing, but he does think that subsequent American toughness in Vietnam may have been, in part, the result of "lessons" learned in the missile crisis.