The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

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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...."—Barry Gewen, New York Times Book Review "Gripping history."—Richard J. Tofel, Wall Street Journal "[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come."—Stephen E. Ambrose "[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders."—Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, James G. Blight
 

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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

THE KENNEDY TAPES: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

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The glimpse we get into the making of US policy in a crisis— in this case the Cuban missile crisis—is unique and, in light of the historical and legal problems of the taping of White House ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2002)

Ernest May is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University.

Philip D. Zelikow was executive director of the 9/11 Commission. He is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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