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Author Coleman, David G.

Title The fourteenth day : JFK and the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis / David G. Coleman.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.

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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.922 C677f 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The ultimate source of action -- The fourteenth day -- Eyes in the sky -- The postmortem season -- Mockingbird don't sing -- The bomber problem -- Standing in judgment -- A tub of butter -- The military problem -- The missiles we've had on our minds -- A deal -- With one voice -- Missiles of November -- Removing the straitjacket -- A political firefight -- Shaping the future.
Summary On October 28, 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Conventional wisdom has marked that day as the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a seminal moment in American history. As President Kennedy's secretly recorded White House tapes now reveal, the reality was not so simple. Nuclear missiles were still in Cuba, as were nuclear bombers, short-range missiles, and thousands of Soviet troops. From October 29, Kennedy had to walk a very fine line--push hard enough to get as much nuclear weaponry out of Cuba as possible, yet avoid forcing the volatile Khrushchev into a combative stance. On the domestic front, an election loomed and the press was bristling at White House "news management." Using new material from the tapes, historian David G. Coleman puts readers in the Oval Office during one of the most highly charged, and in the end most highly regarded, moments in American history.--From publisher description.
Subject Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Influence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 9780393084412 (hardcover)
0393084418 (hardcover)

 
    
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