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Author Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.

Title Thirteen days : a memoir of the Cuban missile crisis / by Robert F. Kennedy ; with introductions by Robert S. McNamara and Harold Macmillan.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 1969.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  327.73 K386t 1969    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Documents": pages 163-218.
Facsim. on lining papers.
Contents Introduction / Robert S. McNamara -- Introduction / Harold Macmillan -- Tuesday morning, October 16, 1962 -- The President ... knew he would have to act -- A majority decision ... for a blockade -- It was not up to one single man -- The important meeting of the OAS ... -- I met with Dobrynin ... -- The danger was anything but over -- There were almost daily communications with Krushchev -- Expect very heavy casualties in an invasion -- This could mean war -- Those hours in the Cabinet Room ... -- The President ordered the Ex Comm ... -- Some of the things we learned ... -- The importance of placing ourselves in the other country's shoes.
Summary 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 a clear and simple record, he describes the personalities involved in the crisis, with particular attention to the actions and attitudes of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. He describes the daily, even hourly, exchanges between Russian representatives and American.
Subject Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Military bases, Soviet -- Cuba.
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) (OCoLC)fst00884799
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Military bases, Soviet. (OCoLC)fst01021045
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1962
Added Title 13 days

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