By Alice L. George
During the seven days among Kennedy's assertion of a naval blockade and Khrushchev's selection to withdraw Soviet nuclear missiles from Cuba, U.S. voters absorbed the nightmare state of affairs unfolding on their tv units. An predicted ten million american citizens fled their houses; hundreds of thousands extra ready shelters at domestic, clearing the cabinets of supermarkets and gun shops. Alice George captures the irrationality of the instant as americans coped with dread and resignation, humor and pathos, terror and ignorance.
In her exam of the general public reaction to the missile trouble, the writer finds cracks within the veneer of yankee self assurance within the early years of the gap age and demonstrates how the fears generated by way of chilly warfare tradition blinded many americans to the hazards of nuclear struggle till it used to be virtually too late.
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Awaiting Armageddon: How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis by Alice L. George