From October 15-28, 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. This book recreated the events of that time
and examines the personalities of the major characters especially John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. Using recently
declassified information, Norman H. Finkelstein traces the missile crisis from its origins down to a breathtaking
finale. In a starred review, Booklist said, Young adult readers who enjoy suspense stories will be hard-pressed to find
a more dramatic, well-written account of a historical event.