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Voices from the brink

Author: Terence McKennaStephen PhizickySergei KhrushchevRobert S McNamaraTimothy J NaftaliAll authors
Publisher: Toronto : CBC Educational Sales, Vancouver : Image Media [distributor], ©2001, [1997] ; 2005.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summarizes the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis as they unfolded in the Kennedy White House, and the intense pressure U.S. President John F. Kennedy was under to order a pre-emptive strike. Using declassified audiotape excerpts, archival footage, detailed research, and recent interviews with former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev (son of the former Soviet premier), and Timothy Naftali,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terence McKenna; Stephen Phizicky; Sergei Khrushchev; Robert S McNamara; Timothy J Naftali; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 85754908
Notes: Originally broadcast on CBC's The National in 1997.
Credits: Producer, Stephen Phizicky.
Performer(s): Host, Terence McKenna.
Robert McNamara, Sergei Khruschev, Timothy Naftali.
Description: 1 videocassette (24 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Other Titles: Cuban missile crisis
National (Television program). Magazine.
Responsibility: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Summarizes the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis as they unfolded in the Kennedy White House, and the intense pressure U.S. President John F. Kennedy was under to order a pre-emptive strike. Using declassified audiotape excerpts, archival footage, detailed research, and recent interviews with former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev (son of the former Soviet premier), and Timothy Naftali, academic and co-author of a book on the crisis, illustrates how closely the world came to nuclear war in 1962.

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