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Awaiting Armageddon

How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Alice L. George

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Social history,
  • War & defence operations,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • Military - Nuclear Warfare,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • United States,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age,
  • United States - 20th Century/60s,
  • General,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Civil defense,
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962,
  • Public opinion,
  • Social aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9898959M
    ISBN 100807828289
    ISBN 109780807828281


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