One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, by Timothy Naftali, Aleksandr Fursenko

By Timothy Naftali, Aleksandr Fursenko

No different ebook bargains this inside of examine the recommendations of the Soviet management. John F. Kennedy didn't stay to jot down his memoirs; Fidel Castro won't exhibit what he is familiar with; and the files of the Soviet Union have lengthy been sealed from public view: Of the main scary episode of the chilly War--the Cuban Missile Crisis--we have had an incomplete photo. while did Castro embody the Soviet Union? What proposals have been positioned prior to the Kremlin via Kennedy's back-channel international relations? How shut did we come to nuclear warfare? those questions have now been spoke back for the 1st time. this significant and arguable ebook attracts the lacking 1/2 the tale from mystery Soviet records published completely via the authors, together with the records of Nikita Khrushchev and his management circle. Contained in those notable files are the main points of over 40 mystery conferences among Robert Kennedy and his Soviet touch, documents of Castro's first solicitation of Soviet want, and the plans, suspicions, and methods of Khrushchev. This detailed learn chance has allowed the authors to inform the entire, attention-grabbing, and terrifying tale of the main harmful days of the final half-century.

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It was, however the ‘ancients’ who inspired the designs. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was central to the Gothic Revival movement. He collaborated with Herbert Minton, and together they promoted the use of encaustic tiles, a collaboration which culminated in the pavements for the Palace of Westminster, for which Pugin designed many original tile patterns (see Chapters 14 and 18). With the exception of Scarisbrick Hall, most of Pugin’s tiles were designed for Roman Catholic churches and cathedrals, many of which have suffered from reordering.

1351, commemorated by a double brass, one of the finest examples of monumental engraving (from a Book of Facsimiles of Monumental Brasses on the Continent, Reverend Creeny, 1884. Published privately. Reproduced by courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries) twelfth century, particularly in the Tournai area lying between France and Flanders. By the mid-thirteenth century a technique had developed for filling the incised figure on the slab with brass, and so the production of Tournai marble slabs with inlaid brasses developed.

Maria in Trastevere, Rome (twelfth century). In France, the cathedrals of Sens, Arras, Reims and Auxerre had stone labyrinths in the nave of similar date and design to Chartres. They were destroyed during the Revolution. 19b). The octagonal labyrinth at Reims, destroyed in 1778, was reinstated more recently (Villette, 1984). All were intended, as with the Cosmati pavements, to lead the eye towards the high altar. 5 Ledger stones and effigies The term ledger referred, in the Middle Ages, to a large volume which lay flat on a shelf, reading desk or ledge, or, if it was a service book, on an altar (see Chapter 5).

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