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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Confucius
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War - Michael  Dobbs The JFK museum in Boston has/had a video of JFK talking about the Cuban Missile Crisis. It addressed, in the first few minutes, a question which has always bothered me. JFK states: "Of course we knew ICBMs were in the future. It was really a matter of face saving."

This suggests that it did not matter technically whether missiles were in Cuba or in Russia. The most likely distinction could be that Castro was just a little crazier and more intent on revenge than the Russians.

Here's hoping the book addresses the question of ICBMs.