9780393322590

The Kennedy Tapes Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393322590

  • ISBN10:

    0393322599

  • Edition: Concise
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-03-17
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Summary

October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking Soviet military units in Cuba -- units equipped for nuclear retaliation. And through it all, unbeknownst to any of the participants except the President himself, tape was rolling, capturing for posterity the deliberations that might have ended the world as we know it. Now available in this new concise edition, The Kennedy Tapes retains its gripping sense of history in the making. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Ernest R. May is Charles Warren Professor of American History and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University Philip D. Zelikow is director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia

Table of Contents

Preface to the Concise Edition xi
A Note on Sources xv
Introduction xvii
Tuesday, September 4, 1962
3(17)
12:85 P.M. Meeting on Soviet Arms Shipments to Cuba
3(6)
4:00 P.M. Drafting Meeting on the Press Statement
9(3)
5:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressional Leadership
12(4)
5:55 P.M. Meeting on the Congressional Resolution
16(4)
Saturday, September 29, 1962
20(10)
11:00 A.M. Meeting on the Soviet Union
20(10)
Tuesday, October 16, 1962
30(43)
11:50 A.M. Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis
32(21)
6:50 P.M. Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis
53(20)
Thursday, October 18, 1962
73(36)
11:10 A.M. Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis
78(28)
Near Midnight. Kennedy Summarizes a Late-Night Meeting
106(3)
Friday, October 19, 1962
109(15)
9:45 A.M. Meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff
109(15)
Saturday, October 20, 1962
124(14)
2:30 P.M. National Security Council Meeting
125(13)
Monday, October 12, 1962
138(56)
10:40 A.M. Conversation with Dwight Eisenhower
142(4)
11:00 A.M. Meeting on Diplomatic Plans
146(3)
11:47 A.M. Meeting of Berlin Group
149(3)
3:00 P.M. National Security Council Meeting
152(11)
5:80 P.M. Meeting with the Congressional Leadership
163(31)
Tuesday, October 23, 1962
194(30)
10:00 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
194(8)
12:25 P.M. Conversation with Lucius Clay
202(2)
3:52 P.M. Conversation with Roswell Gilpatric
204(2)
6:00 P.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
206(12)
7:10 P.M. Discussion between President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy
218(6)
Wednesday, October 24, 1962
224(21)
10:00 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
224(10)
5:05 PM. Meetings with Staff and Congressional Leadership
234(11)
Thursday, October 25, 1962
245(24)
10:00 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
245(15)
5:25 P.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
260(9)
Friday, October 26, 1962
269(32)
10:10 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
169(119)
12:00 PM. Meeting with Intelligence Officials
288(4)
4:30 P.M. Conversation with Dean Rusk
292(3)
7:31 PM. Conversation with Lincoln White
295(6)
Saturday, October 27, 1962
301(101)
10:05 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
301(23)
4:00 P.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
324(67)
9:00 P.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
391(11)
Sunday, October 28, 1962
402(9)
11:05 A.M. Executive Committee Meeting of the National Security Council
404(1)
12:08 PM. Conversations with Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman, and Herbert Hoover
405(6)
Conclusion 411(40)
Notes 451(40)
Index 491

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