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Berlin 1961

Friday, September 02, 2011

In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood only yards apart. Frederick Kempe talks about what made Berlin so dangerous. His book Berlin 1961 is based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh insights, and is a masterly look at key events of the 20th century, with powerful applications to these early years of the 21st century.

Guests:

Frederick Kempe

Comments [2]

ron from flushing

Khruschchev tells Kennedy when he meets him your"just a boy".That scars Kennedy.Khruschev states later that after Kennedy is killed ,Khruschev and Kennedy would have worked for peace.Mcnamara solved the missile crises.

Sep. 04 2011 11:57 AM
Vinny from Manalapan, NJ

Great interview Leonard as usual.

Everybody has their own opinions about Kennedy.
http://stupidschmucks.blogspot.com/2011/06/todays-new-idiot-frederick-kempe.html

Sep. 02 2011 01:05 PM

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