So here in Gott’s 6th chapter we have the most detailed account yet of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The intrigue of the Cuban View and the Cuban desire vis-a-vis the “rockets” is quite astonishing. I love Krushchev’s reply when asked by the Cuban delegation just what exactly would happen if the US found out early. So… I don’t know, arrogant, earthy and human.
The Soviet relation with China is in the background here as well and that deserves your attention as does of course your second look (your first was in the China Unit) of history as recent as 1968.