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The Other Missiles of October Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963

Nash, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0807823392 / ISBN 13: 9780807823392
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Bx-36, 1997
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. 8vo. University of North Carolina Press. 1997. 231 pgs. No DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-36; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 46041

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Title: The Other Missiles of October Eisenhower, ...

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Bx-36

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Shedding important new light on the history of the Cold War, Philip Nash tells the story of what the United States gave up to help end the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. By drawing on documents only recently declassified, he shows that one of President Kennedy's compromises with the Soviets involved the removal of Jupiter missiles from Italy and Turkey, an arrangement concealed from both the American public and the rest of the NATO allies. Nash traces the entire history of the Jupiters and explores why the United States offered these nuclear missiles, which were capable of reaching targets in the Soviet Union, to its European allies after the launch of Sputnik. He argues that, despite their growing doubts, both Eisenhower and Kennedy proceeded with the deployment of the missiles because they felt that cancellation would seriously damage America's credibility with its allies and the Soviet Union. The Jupiters subsequently played a far more significant role in Khrushchev's 1962 decision to deploy his missiles in Cuba, in U.S. deliberations during the ensuing missile crisis, and in the resolution of events in Cuba than most existing histories have supposed.

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"An excellent and very well written account. . . . This highly readable account should be of interest to students of American foreign policy, NATO, the Cuban Missile Crisis, or either of the two presidential administrations."-- History: Reviews of New Books

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