During an infamous 13-day stretch in October 1962, Americans faced the prospect of imminent nuclear war with the Soviet Union. We talk with "Above & Beyond" co-author Michael Tougias about the pilots of the U.S. U-2 spy program and how President John F. Kennedy used the intelligence gained from the U-2 spy program to negotiate with the Soviet Union.
He is the author and co-author of 29 books.
Watch this CNN video for historical context to the Cuban Missile Crisis. And watch this video to learn more about U-2 pilot Rudy Anderson.
How the aurora borealis almost started World War III - an article by author Michael Tougias.
Author Michael Tougias's speaking schedule:
7/25 7 pm Keene NH Horatio Colony Museum, on Indian Wars of N.E.
8/3 7 pm Reading VT Historical Society, on River Days: Conn. River
8/7 7 pm Haverhill NH Library, on Finest Hours
8/9 7 pm Woodstock NH Library, on Ten Hours Until Dawn
8/14 7 pm Lyndonville VT Library, on Above and Beyond
8/29 6 pm Little Compton RI Library, on Above and Beyond
9/4 2pm Springfield Vermont OSHER Lifelong Learning , on Above and Beyond