Above and Beyond: Almost Armageddon at Sea during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Presented by Michael Tougias
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Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
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A Lecture Series favorite, Michael Tougias returns to tell his newest tale of high-stakes survival – this time, with a political twist. His book, Above and Beyond
, chronicles the 13 harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the US Navy’s role in the Cold War’s most traumatic moment. He recounts the near-disaster at sea during the US’s blockade of Cuba, the U-2 pilots who flew over the island, and President Kennedy’s decision-making. Would a Soviet ship or submarine test the 500-mile quarantine zone? And if so, would our naval ships risk world war by sinking a Russian ship or depth charging a sub? Tougias analyzes Kennedy’s choices, and examines how close our Navy came to attacking the Soviets. Buy Tickets Here
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