Awaiting Armageddon: How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 1

Awaiting Armageddon: How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 1

by Alice L. George
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807828289

ISBN-13: 9780807828281

Pub. Date: 10/22/2003

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Awaiting Armageddon provides the first in-depth look at this crisis as it simmered outside of government offices, where ordinary Americans realized their government was unprepared to protect itself or its citizens from the dangers of nuclear war.

In her examination of the public response to the missile crisis, the author reveals cracks in the veneer of American

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Overview

Awaiting Armageddon provides the first in-depth look at this crisis as it simmered outside of government offices, where ordinary Americans realized their government was unprepared to protect itself or its citizens from the dangers of nuclear war.

In her examination of the public response to the missile crisis, the author reveals cracks in the veneer of American confidence in the early years of the space age and demonstrates how the fears generated by Cold War culture blinded many Americans to the dangers of nuclear war until it was almost too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807828281
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/22/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Crisis Week Chronology: Snapshots of Frightening Days
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Shadow of Death19
Ch. 2Bunker Mentality42
Ch. 3Ready or Not ...68
Ch. 4The Looking Glass87
Ch. 5Politics and Strategy115
Ch. 6Children of the Cold War138
Conclusion164
Notes171
Bibliography215
Index233

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