• History

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis


Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393341539
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 2758
"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 importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.

    • History

Thirteen Days

A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393318340
Category: History
Page: 185
View: 2315
Kennedy describes the moral dilemma the crisis posed and describes the attitudes and actions of President Kennedy and his advisory staff

    • History

13 Days in October

A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Howard Brinkley
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621074536
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 3397
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 follow the strong recommendations of his military advisors to destroy the missiles. As Attorney General Robert Kennedy said, "The 10 or 12 people who participated in all these discussions were bright and energetic people. We had perhaps amongst the most able in the country and if any one of a half a dozen of them were president, the world would have been very likely plunged into catastrophic war." Read more about the history of this short crisis in this book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

    • History

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory

Myths versus Reality
Author: Sheldon M. Stern
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804784329
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 1079
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.

    • History

One Minute to Midnight

Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400078911
Category: History
Page: 426
View: 7921
A study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis chronicles the standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, analyzing the events and personalities involved to reveal how close the world came to all-out nuclear war.

    • History

"One Hell of a Gamble": Krushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964


Author: Aleksandr Fursenko,Timothy Naftali
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393317900
Category: History
Page: 420
View: 1949
Provides an account of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War--the Cuban Missile Crisis

    • History

Cuba on the Brink

Castro, the Missile Crisis, and the Soviet Collapse
Author: James G. Blight,Bruce J. Allyn,David A. Welch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742522695
Category: History
Page: 537
View: 5172
Describes the events leading to the missile crisis, analyzes American actions, and shares the opposing viewpoints of American and Russian experts.

    • History

The Cuban Missile Crisis

A Concise History
Author: Don Munton,David A. Welch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199795703
Category: History
Page: 123
View: 1038
In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history. The authors 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, Munton and Welch examine events from the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles, revealing the vital role that 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 relevant literature and film for those who wish to explore further. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the crisis, this revised and updated edition of The Cuban Missile Crisis is ideal for undergraduate courses on the 1960s, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, twentieth-century world history, and comparative foreign policy. New to this Edition * Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest scholarship * Expanded coverage of the Cuban dimension of the crisis * New Conclusion offers perspective on the significance of the crisis on its 50th anniversary

    • History

The missiles of October

the declassified story of John F. Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis
Author: Robert Smith Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 395
View: 488
Recently declassified documents help recreate the Cuban missile crisis on the thirtieth anniversary of the world-shaking confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. 17,500 first printing.


    • Airplanes, Military

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962
Author: Phil Carradice
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781526708069
Category: Airplanes, Military
Page: 136
View: 3073
"Title" -- "Dedication" -- "Copyright" -- "Contents" -- "Introduction" -- "1. A Personal Remembrance" -- "2. Background to Crisis" -- "3. Why?" -- "4. Preparing Armageddon" -- "5. Discovery" -- "6. Addressing the Nations" -- "7. Beyond Diplomacy" -- "8. Black Saturday" -- "9. People and Protest" -- "10. An End to Crisis" -- "11. Afterword" -- "12. Where Are They Now?" -- "Notes" -- "Bibliography" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "About the Author

    • History

The Enemy Within


Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313235795
Category: History
Page: 338
View: 2193

    • History

The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis

Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November
Author: Sergo Mikoyan
Publisher: Cold War International History
ISBN: 9780804762021
Category: History
Page: 589
View: 3057
300 pages of documents include: telegrams, memoranda of conversations, instructions to diplomats, etc.

    • Biography & Autobiography

A Thousand Days

John F. Kennedy in the White House
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547524501
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1120
View: 7595
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner: “Of all the Kennedy books . . . this is the best.” —Time Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy throughout his presidency—from the long and grueling campaign to Kennedy’s tragic and unexpected assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald. In A Thousand Days, Schlesinger combines intimate knowledge as one of President Kennedy’s inner circle with sweeping research and historic context to provide a look at one of the most legendary presidential administrations in American history. From JFK’s battle with Nixon during the 1960 election, to the seemingly charmed inaugural days, to international conflict and domestic unrest, Schlesinger takes a close and fond, but unsparing, look at Kennedy’s tenure in the White House, covering well-known successes, like his involvement in the Civil Rights movement; infamous humiliations, like the Bay of Pigs; and often overlooked struggles, like the Skybolt missile mix-up, alike. Praised by the New York Times as “at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance,” A Thousand Days is not only a fascinating look at an American president, but a towering achievement in historical documentation.

    • Biography & Autobiography

To Seek a Newer World


Author: JR ROBERT F. SLOAN KENNEDY (SAM.),Robert F Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784871877848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 8102
These essays by Robert F. Kennedy, which grew out of speeches, travel and his experience as Attorney General and a United States Senator, pose a simple question for America and consequently for the free world, in the 60s and 70s: Are you willing to dare? Today's challenges are awesome in scope and baffling in complexity. A military coup in Brazil may effect the entire hemisphere and endanger the Alliance for Progress. Riots and decay in the American cities pose the dangers of war in the streets, and a permanent alienation of black and white America. Vietnam raises the possibility of recurrent draining conflict, with a huge and unknown China beyond. And overall loom the new weapons of war, threatening at every moment to destroy all they were designed to defend. But for all the problems, says the author, our fortunes need not and cannot be surrendered to an inscrutable fate. The question posed is not to America's resources, not to their ability, but to their commitment and character. This is the question Robert Kennedy repeatedly addresses in To Seek a Newer World. As a major architect of positions and policies at home and abroad since 1961, he is candid in assessing his countries shortcomings and mistakes. Yet his call for a new ordering of national priorities is a hopeful one - to match American heritage and power with a new effort and will - to seek a newer world for the United States and for the community of man.

    • History

The Letters of John F. Kennedy


Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193667
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 1250
John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched American on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby boomers, injecting hope and revitalizing faith in the American project. 2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy's untimely death, a milestone to be marked by an avalanche of new books on his life and importance. Martin Sandler's The Letters of John F. Kennedy will stand out among them, as the only book that draws on letters from and to Kennedy, as collected at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the library--many never before published--this project presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the times he lived in. Letters to and from the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Clare Booth Luce, Pearl Buck, John Wayne, Albert Schweitzer, Linus Pauling, Willy Brandt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Khruschev, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, a young John Kerry, and Ngo Dinh Diem are complemented by letters from ordinary citizens, schoolchildren, and concerned Americans. Each letter will accompanied by lively and informative contextualization. Facsimiles of many letters will appear, along with photographs and other visual ephemera from the Kennedy Library and Museum.

    • History

The Week The World Stood Still

Inside The Secret Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: N.A
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080476753X
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 6707

    • History

The Kennedy Tapes

Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Ernest R. May,Philip Zelikow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393322590
Category: History
Page: 514
View: 5619
Tapes recorded during the Cuban Missile Crisis reveal the work of President Kennedy and the National Security Council to come up with an effective response. Reprint.

    • History

High Noon in the Cold War

Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Max Frankel
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345466713
Category: History
Page: 206
View: 2994
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.