Book Event


Max Hastings

Abyss – The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Sunday 25th September, 12-1pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent


Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, we are delighted to welcome Max Hastings back to BookFest to discuss his new book Abyss.

Max Hastings’s graphic and brilliant new history tells the story from the viewpoints of national leaders, Russian officers, Cuban peasants, American pilots and British disarmers to describe the nail-biting 13 days in which Armageddon beckoned.

‘A work of considerable quality, marked by a possibly unique combination of military expertise, historical grasp and journalistic skill’ The Observer

Chaired by Stefan Stern.

'Get into BookFest' tickets available at £10 for 19s and under.

This event is sponsored by Robert Holmes & Company.

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