The Kennedy Tapes

The Kennedy Tapes

Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Book - 1997
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In October 1962 the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of war, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. For two weeks the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the point of attacking Soviet military units in Cuba - units equipped for nuclear retaliation. All through the situation, unbeknown to many of the participants except the President himself, tape was rolling, capturing everything for posterity.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780674179264
Branch Call Number: 973.922 KEN
Characteristics: 728 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: May, Ernest R.
Zelikow, Philip 1954-


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Mar 14, 2011

Excellent primary source for any student and/or researcher.It can also be red for entertainment due to its format. However, its breadth and depth is such that in order to thoroughly extract all the information that is sought, a minimum of a few hours is required.

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