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The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis

Author: Ernest R May; Philip Zelikow
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest R May; Philip Zelikow
ISBN: 9780674179264 0674179269 9780674179271 0674179277
OCLC Number: 1086342556
Description: xv, 728 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Tuesday, October 16, 11:50 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 P.M., Cabinet Room --
Thursday, October 18, 11:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Thursday, October 18, near Midnight, Oval Office --
Friday, October 19, 9:45 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Saturday, October 20, 2:30 P.M., Oval Room of the Executive Mansion --
Monday, October 22, 11:30 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Monday, October 22, 3:00 P.M., Cabinet Room --
Monday, October 22, 5:00 P.M., Cabinet Room --
Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 P.M., Cabinet Room and Oval Office --
Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 P.M., Cabinet Room and Oval Office --
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Thursday, October 25, 5:00 P.M., Cabinet Room --
Friday, October 26, 10:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Friday, October 26, Afternoon and Evening, Oval Office --
Saturday, October 27, 10:00 A.M., Cabinet Room --
Saturday, October 27, 4:00 P.M., Cabinet Room --
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 P.M., Oval Office and Cabinet Room --
Monday, October 29, 10:10 A.M., Cabinet Room and Oval Office.
Responsibility: edited by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow.

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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.

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