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#Havana62 What If There Had Been Social Media During The Cold War And The Cuban Missile Crisis This Is Not A Story Told In The Usual Book Format It Is The Story Of The Cuban Missile Crisis Told As If Through Posts On Private Social Media Feeds The Book Follows The Thoughts And Actions Of The Main Participants In The Drama Based On What Those Participants Actually Reported, Or Could Have Believably Reported In Private Social Media Accounts, Given Who They Were, What They Knew And Where They Were At The Time The Year Is 1962 The Kennedy Brothers Are In The White House Nikita Khrushchev Is In The Kremlin And Fidel Castro Is In The Presidential Palace In Havana, Cuba For A Time, Now Widely Referred To As The Most Dangerous Moment In Human History , These Men Hold The Future Of Modern Civilization In Their Hands As The World Teeters On The Brink Of Nuclear Apocalypse.

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10 thoughts on “#Havana62

  1. says:

    In 1962, with photographic evidence that the Soviets were assembling missile launching sites in Cuba, just miles off the U.S coast, the world entered one of the most dangerous times of the 20th century the threat of a nuclear confrontation between the USA and the USSR.While some of what played out during this confrontation was covered by the media, it was only years afterwards that the world knew the full extent of the danger What if, though, social media such as we have today, where people share some of their innermost thoughts with the universe, was present in 1962 Would we have been treated to hourly tweets of what the principal players on all sides were thinking and doing In Havana 62 To the Brink of Nuclear War, author Philip Gibson gives us a day by day account of the confrontation through social media postings by Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro, and others A chilling account, most notably because it reduces what could have been a nuclear holocaust to 140 character postings in an almost matter of fact manner Some of the entries strain credibil...

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    1962, John Fitzgerald Kennedy sets in the White House in Washington, D.C Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev sets in the Kremlin in Moscow Fidel Castro sets in the Presidential Palace in Havana, Cuba Missile Crisis Social media Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, email Yahoo Hotmail Google etc of any sort was not around in those days TV, radio, newspapers magazines is what you listened to or read The U.S U.S.S.R were going to be able to launch a nuclear holocaust apocalypse, WW III against each other This is my favorite 2nd Amendment rights in the US Nikita Khrushchev If I point a pistol at you in order to attack you, the pistol is an offensive weapon But if I have the pistol to keep you from shooting me, it is defensive The Americans should understand this Rules of engagement I always wonder how they change over time Let s just play blackjack, or 21 I grew up in the Cold War era The place we lived at the time my biological built a bomb shelter We did drills in grade school once a month Fascinating Richard Nixon is the only 1 that has ever been kicked out of office How much does Military brass, state federal employees government really cover up A very awesome book cover, great font writing style A very well written historical informative documented book a what if on the Cold War It was very easy to read follow from start finish never a dull moment No grammar errors, repetitive or out o...

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    A Unique Perspective on a Historical EventI liked the use of social media as the narrative structure in retelling this significant time in history I read the other two books in this series that focused on Berlin and Tokyo in 45 and I found using Twitter as the format for the story to be an intriguing story telling device Obviously, there requires a certain suspension of disbelief as ...

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    This is the third Twitter history by Philip Gibson which I ve read I like the concept very much, and the execution even This specific undertaking provides not just the American, but also the Soviet point of view of the Cuban missile crisis, called by some the most dangerous moment in Human history , in a refreshing manner Why not equate the Cuban missiles with the Jupiter missiles in Turkey As Sting sang in...

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    This book didn t hold my attention It was not in the usual book format Instead of a normal story line, the author has the various participants of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 report the situation throu...

  6. says:

    Terrible formatThis was an extremely disappointing book Instead of describing the action and interactions of the various people the author simply slipped in a few short biographies and a lot of disjointed quotes That is the whole book a series of quotes

  7. says:

    Quite informative actually if not for the annoying hashtag story format.

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