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Stephen L. Carter

October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she is drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire of infighting between governmental agencies; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy she inherited from the father she never knew.

October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she is drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire of infighting between governmental agencies; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy she inherited from the father she never knew.
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October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she is drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire of infighting between governmental agencies; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy she inherited from the father she never knew.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

17h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:47


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

23:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:39


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

26:47


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:05


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:54


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

29:22


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:05


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

24:52


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

14:09


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

18:17


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

18:51


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:21


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

24:55


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

30:47


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:28


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

18:14


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

07:15


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

19:07


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:12


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

17:25


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

11:47


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

06:52


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

13:07


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

13:18


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

12:35


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

23:28


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

09:44


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

11:20


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

30:16


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

15:58


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

21:10


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

12:35


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

14:49


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

14:53


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

16:11


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

17:07


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

11:38


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

13:44


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

18:03


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

22:31


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

15:15


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

07:36


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

11:26


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

11:49


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

15:00


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

09:23


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

16:57


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

06:57


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

21:39


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

03:14


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

12:57


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

11:28


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

12:29


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

15:35


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

05:27


Part 4, Chapter 64
Part 4, Chapter 64

30:02


Part 4, Chapter 65
Part 4, Chapter 65

24:58


Part 4, Chapter 66
Part 4, Chapter 66

09:02


Part 4, Chapter 67
Part 4, Chapter 67

00:48