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Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Kennedy, Robert F, Jr., and McNamara, Robert S (Introduction by), and Macmillan, Harold (Introduction by)

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ISBN 10: 0451091507 / ISBN 13: 9780451091505
Published by Signet Book / New American Library., New York., 1969
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Mass market (rack) paperback. 192p. Glued binding. 32 B&W photo pages. End papers: facsimile RFK handwritten draft pages. Audience: General/trade. US History: Eyewitness account by President John F Kennedy's brother, his Attorney General. Dramatized by ABC Theatre as "The Missiles of October". The prospect of aggression with missiles from Cuba fired on the U.S. brought accelerating tension in a short period, and a diplomatic challenge threatening nuclear war. A U.S. U-2 pilot had been shot down. Unabridged; includes speeches and letters, a note by Theodore Sorensen, and the anguished exchanges between JFK and the USSR's Nikita Khruschev. Contributors McNamara and Macmillan were then, respectively, JFK's Secretary of Defense and the former British Prime Minister. Very good. Tight, unmarked. Light cover soiling. Short front lower corner crease. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.US0550006523

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Title: Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile...

Publisher: Signet Book / New American Library., New York.

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Mass-market paperback

Edition: 8th Signet printing..

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"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."―Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union. 

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Arthur M. Schlesinger (1917 - 2007) was a historian who served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Among his many works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House.

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