Thirteen Days  A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis


  • Author : Robert F. Kennedy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-25
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393341534


Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Book Description :

"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring impo...

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days


  • Author : Robert F. Kennedy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393098966


Thirteen Days Book Description :

A resissue of the gripping and bestselling account of the perilous showdown between the United States and Soviet Union in 1962. Includes a new Foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr....

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War


  • Author : Michelle Getchell
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781624667435


The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War Book Description :

In October 1962, when the Soviet Union deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba, the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War ensued, bringing the world close to the brink of nuclear war. Over two tense weeks, U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev managed to negotiate a peaceful resolution to what was nearly a global catastrophe. Drawing on the best recent scholarship and previously unexamined documents from the archives of the former Soviet Union, this introductory volume examines the motivations and calculations of the major participants in the conflict, sets the crisis in the context of the broader history of the global Cold War, and traces the effects of the crisis on subsequent international and regional geopolitical r...

13 Days in October

13 Days in October


  • Author : Howard Brinkley
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2012-12-09
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781621074533


13 Days in October Book Description :

Never has the world come as close to the catastrophic destruction that nearly came to pass in October 1962. The United States and the Soviet Union, uneasy allies in World War II but Cold War rivals after the defeat of Germany, squared off over the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. This launched 13 days of tense negotiations between the two nations, as both President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev prepared for the possibility of nuclear war. While neither man wanted a war and understood the potential consequences, the situation was not merely in their hands. Khrushchev faced pressure from Soviets to take a hardline stance against the U.S., while Kennedy faced the real possibility of a military coup if he did not follo...

Stalin

Stalin


  • Author : Oleg V. Khlevniuk
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300166941


Stalin Book Description :

An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others. Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin’s policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator...

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory


  • Author : Sheldon M. Stern
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-05
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780804784320


The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory Book Description :

This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations. A half-century after the event it is surely time to demonstrate, once and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the personal memoirs of other ExComm members cannot be taken seriously as historically accurate accounts of the ExComm meetings....

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis


  • Author : Professor and Founding Chair of International Studies Don Munton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173019094809


The Cuban Missile Crisis Book Description :

The authors distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief narrative history. They draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment of its causes, events, consequences, and significance. Stressing the importance of context in relation to the genesis, conduct, and resolution of the crisis, the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles are examined, revealing the vital role differences in national perspectives played at every stage. While the book provides a concise, up-to-date look at this pivotal event, it also notes gaps and mysteries in the historical record and highlights important persistent interpretive disputes. The authors provide a detailed guide to the literature and film for those who wish to explor...

 One Hell of a Gamble   Khrushchev  Castro  and Kennedy  1958 1964
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One Hell of a Gamble Khrushchev Castro and Kennedy 1958 1964


  • Author : Aleksandr Fursenko
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1998-08-17
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780393245516


One Hell of a Gamble Khrushchev Castro and Kennedy 1958 1964 Book Description :

Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously. No other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership. John F. Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs; Fidel Castro will not reveal what he knows; and the records of the Soviet Union have long been sealed from public view: Of the most frightening episode of the Cold War--the Cuban Missile Crisis--we have had an incomplete picture. When did Castro embrace the Soviet Union? What proposals were put before the Kremlin through Kennedy's back-channel diplomacy? How close did we come to nuclear wa...

Robert Kennedy
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Robert Kennedy


  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781476734569


Robert Kennedy Book Description :

He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy theories. Thomas's unvarnished but sympathetic and fair-minded portrayal is packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations, including new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson....

High Noon in the Cold War
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High Noon in the Cold War


  • Author : Max Frankel
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780345466716


High Noon in the Cold War Book Description :

An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis analyzes the roles, objectives, and actions of John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the October 1962 showdown between the U.S. and Soviet Union....