We all know about the Cuban Missile Crisis and how President Kennedy faced down the Soviet Union to resolve the matter. I was very surprised to learn that at the same time, their was another, equally dangerous, situation developing between China and India. This is the story of the Chinese invasion of Indian-held territory, almost leading the world into a war between the two most populous countries on Earth. Riedel masterfully covers how JFK dealt with the crisis, averting what may have become World War Three. And of the U.S.'s support for Tibet against China. It's amazing to me how Kennedy could juggle two such crises at once. It leaves me with a feeling of almost awe in how talented he was. In a short, concise book, Riedel covers the crisis very well. I found this book to be very informative, well written, well documented, and fair. All in all, this is quite the impressive little book. Well worth reading!