Based on formerly classified documents, military records, press accounts, interviews and over 10 years of research, 15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation is an absorbing year-by-year history about the atom bomb. During the Cold War, a flight crew had 15 minutes to get their nuke-laden plane in the air from the moment Soviet bombers were detected—15 minutes between the earliest warning of an incoming nuclear strike and the first flash of an enemy warhead. Keeney, a military historian and co-founder of cable television’s Military Channel, tells a fascinating, often chilling story of the policies, technologies, and men responsible for maintaining our nuclear defense posture during the Cold War.
Keeney hosted a series called On Target on The Military Channel and has also appeared on The Discovery Channel, CBS, and The Learning Channel. He is the author of ten books of military history, including The Doomsday Scenario: How America Ends, Gun Camera Pacific, and Snakes in the Cockpit: Images of Military Aviation Disasters.
There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
- The Filson Historical Society
- 1310 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208
- Thursday 19th, May 2011
- 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM