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Cuban Missile Crisis

In the Shadow of Nuclear War

Series: America's Living History

By R. Conrad Stein

For thirteen days in 1962, two leaders, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, faced an unthinkable situation—nuclear war. The possible loss of life and the amount of destruction would be incalculable. Author R. Conrad Stein chronicles the stressful days of the Cuban missile crisis and how high-stakes diplomatic wrangling averted World War III.

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"Stein's book presents a clear and detailed explanation on the events that is appropriate for a middle school aged student . . . this information text would be a worthwhile addition to any middle or high school library."

Book Buzz, January 2012

"Each one is well sourced, includes extensive back matter, and has a full complement of supporting color photographs or other illustrations that makes it accessible and useful to report writers and general readers."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"This book is written in clear concise language and is as enjoyable as it is informative."

Pasadena Independent School District, May 1, 2009

". . . packed with valuable information . . . This book explains what happened in intelligent ways that the ordinary student can understand. Very readable and interesting for all audiences."

Tucson Unified School District, September 2008

". . . this engaging account provides a thorough discussion of events leading up to the thirteen days in history when the United States and the Soviet Union teetered on the edge of nuclear war."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"The timeline format makes the text easy to follow and comprehend. This book is an excellent synopsis of the crisis."

Irving Independent School District, March 4, 2009

". . . balanced and well-organized book . . . Interesting and readable text . . . a valuable resource that will appeal to a wide range of readers and student researchers."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"Excellent for research and for use with social studies curriculum."

Delaware County Library System, November 25, 2008

". . . this volume presents a well written, balanced and profusely illustrated account of the conflict. It has proven to be the book of choice for US history students studying this event because the overview of the event is presented in easy to follow and understand format . . . This book also comes highly recommended by our history teachers as a research tool."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2008

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