RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 36705810 LA English T1 The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis A1 May, Ernest R.,, Zelikow, Philip,, YR 1997 SN 0674179269 9780674179264 0674179277 9780674179271 AB Contains primary source material. "October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate each other's civilization. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, an executive committee formed around elements 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, unknown to any of the participants except the President himself--and possibly his brother Robert--tape was rolling, capturing for posterity the deliberations that might have ended the world as we know it. These are the full and authenticated transcripts of those audio recordings."--Jacket.