Dr. John Foster revisits the hottest days of The Cold War.

In the autumn of 1962, society teetered on the brink of catastrophe as the United States and Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba. Discover just how close we came to nuclear war and how it was avoided.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.