The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Ernest R. May, Philip Zelikow
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - History - 514 pages
For sheer drama, this work of history may never be duplicated. The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfold in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping sense of history in the making.
"[A] splendid achievement, as powerful and exciting a book as one is likely to read this year...."
"[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come."
"[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cwhouston - LibraryThing
This is fantastic. Includes transcripts of key meetings where top US policy makers and the military discuss the evolving situation in Cuba. Each chapter begins with a summary description of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing
A great read for anyone interested in JFK or the Cuban Missile Crisis. It allows the reader to see exactly what was said and how each member of his council and how JFK felt. A unique view into the ... Read full review
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