The “13 Days” during which the world held its breath, fearing a nuclear exchange between the United States and Soviet Union, it is an event that is actually only dimly-understood. Explore the truth of the event that took the world arguably its closest to nuclear war through both American and declassified Soviet records, the latter of which only came to light in the 1990s.
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Register for our Saturday Webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, Moments of Crisis, where we will study 10 crisis points in American history and government. Each webinar lasts about 75 minutes, running from 11am to just after noon, EST, on the show date.