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Vienna 1961

Summits Episode 2 of 3

David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Cambridge University, uncovers the story of three groundbreaking summit meetings that have shaped the modern world. When John F Kennedy met Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna in 1961, the result was a massive clash of personalities, generations and ideology. Reynolds unravels the poisonous duel between these two huge egos, one which revealed their human frailties and which pushed the world to the brink of nuclear destruction over Cuba.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 29 Jun 2009 00:25


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Reynolds