Thirteen Days in October: The Untold Cuban Missile Crisis Story

Virtual

Presenter: Michael Tougias

At the height of the Cold War, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U2 aerial spy program. Based on declassified intelligence and interviews with the pilots, Michael Tougias and co-author Casey Sherman's book Above & Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission grounds this conversation about presidential decision-making, nuclear containment, intelligence-gathering, and public information. It's a timely topic given today's concerns about the United States, North Korea and Iran. Tougias gives special emphasis to the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the Island.

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Event Details

Where:

Virtual
237A Atlantic Avenue
North Hampton NH 03862

Hosted By:

Susan Grant

Contact Info:

North Hampton Public Library
nhpldirector@gmail.com