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The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory

Author: Sheldon M. Stern

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804784320

Category: History

Page: 208

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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 in American Memory
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Sheldon M. Stern
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-05 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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
Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Raymond Garthoff
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The Soviet response to the first edition of Reflections has been a prime example of the new openness under glasnost in discussing previously taboo subjects. Using new revelations—such as the fact that Moscow had twice as many troops in Cuba as the Kennedy administration believed—from key Soviet and Cuban Sources,
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Robert F. Kennedy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-25 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"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
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Alice L. George
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Launched by rash judgment and concluded through circumspect leadership, the Cuban Missile Crisis acted as a
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Phil Carradice
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

When the world held its breath It is more than 25 years since the end of the Cold War. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944 long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe with the brutal Greek Civil