THE CRISIS YEARS: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Especially apropos in the wake of the recent Gulf war—a superb diplomatic history that unfolds the near-fatal miscalculations made by the cool New Frontiersman and the mercurial Soviet in the most dangerous years of the cold war. As JFK took office, both he and Khrushchev hoped to lift American-Soviet diplomacy from its low after the U-2 affair. But the contentious Vienna summit, held only a few ... Read full review

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