Averting ?The Final Failure?: John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Hardcover)

Sheldon M. Stern

Published by Stanford University Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0804748462 / ISBN 13: 9780804748469
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Hardcover. The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in human history. Sheldon M. Stern, long-time historian at the John F. Kennedy Li.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 496 pages. 0.771. Bookseller Inventory # 9780804748469

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Synopsis: The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in human history. Sheldon M. Stern, longtime historian at the John F. Kennedy Library, here presents a comprehensive narrative account of the secret ExComm meetings, making the inside story of the missile crisis completely understandable to general readers for the first time. The author's narrative version of these discussions is entirely new; it provides readers with a running commentary on the issues and options discussed and enables them, as never before, to follow specific themes and the role of individual participants. The narrative highlights key moments of stress, doubt, decision, and resolution―and even humor―and makes the meetings comprehensible both to readers who lived through the crisis and to those too young to remember the Cold War. Stern demonstrates that JFK, a seasoned Cold Warrior who bore some of the responsibility for precipitating the crisis, consistently steered policy makers away from an apocalyptic nuclear conflict, which he called, with stark eloquence, "the final failure."

From the Publisher: Winner, CHOICE Oustanding Academic Title Award, 2004

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Title: Averting ?The Final Failure?: John F. ...
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
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