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Talk at the brink : deliberation and decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: David R Gibson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]
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In October 1962, the fate of the world hung on the American response to the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba. That response was informed by hours of discussions between John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. What those advisers did not know was that President Kennedy was secretly taping their talks, providing future scholars with a rare inside look at high-level political deliberation in a moment of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gibson, David R., 1969-
Talk at the brink.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2011049042
(OCoLC)761850990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Gibson
ISBN: 9781400842438 1400842433
OCLC Number: 794670871
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: talk in time of crisis --
The future in thought and talk --
The ExComm --
The response --
The blockade --
The deal --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David R. Gibson.

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Winner of the 2013 Melvin Pollner Prize, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association "[W]ith his thorough and incisive analysis of the ExComm meetings, Read more...

 
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