9780393318340

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393318340

  • ISBN10:

    0393318346

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 11/17/1999
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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 the hour-by-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7(12)
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
``Tuesday morning, October 16, 1962...''
19(7)
``The President...knew he would have to act.''
26(8)
``A majority opinion...for a blockade...''
34(3)
``It was now up to one single man.''
37(8)
``The important meeting of the OAS...''
45(5)
``I met with Dobrynin...''
50(6)
``The danger was anything but over.''
56(5)
``There were almost daily communications with Khrushchev.''
61(4)
``Expect very heavy casualties in an invasion.''
65(5)
``This would mean war.''
70(6)
``Those hours in the Cabinet Room...''
76(4)
``The President ordered the Ex Comm...''
80(5)
``Some of the things we learned...''
85(10)
``The importance of placing ourselves in the other country's shoes.''
95(4)
Afterword 99(48)
Richard E. Neustadt
Graham T. Allison
Documents 147(28)
A Short Bibliography 175(2)
Index 177

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