By Alice L. George
During the seven days among Kennedy's assertion of a naval blockade and Khrushchev's determination to withdraw Soviet nuclear missiles from Cuba, U.S. voters absorbed the nightmare situation unfolding on their tv units. An anticipated ten million american citizens fled their houses; thousands extra ready shelters at domestic, clearing the cabinets of supermarkets and gun shops. Alice George captures the irrationality of the instant as american citizens coped with dread and resignation, humor and pathos, terror and ignorance.
In her exam of the general public reaction to the missile hindrance, the writer unearths cracks within the veneer of yankee self assurance within the early years of the distance age and demonstrates how the fears generated by means of chilly battle tradition blinded many americans to the risks of nuclear battle till it was once virtually too late.
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