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From the East

  • Ben Evans
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

The Sixties were a decade of contrasts. Their three thousand, six hundred and fifty- three days were marked by some of the most tumultuous, violent and devastating, yet far-reaching, inspiring and influential events in human history. They saw enormous political, social and cultural change and have been seen as a nostalgic era of peace and liberalism, overshadowed by a dark cloud of hatred, oppression and wanton excess. They began, ominously, under the longest shadow of the Cold War. Only days after the first man rocketed into space, a newly-elected United States president and a feisty Soviet premier locked horns over the fortunes of a young Cuban revolutionary, bringing the possibility of nuclear war onto an international stage.

Keywords

Instrument Section Chief Designer Soviet Leadership Moscow Time Dual Mission 
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© Praxis Publishing Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Space WriterAtherstone WarwickshireUK

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