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Thirteen Days by Robert Kennedy, First Edition

Evidently even high downlowd government officials sometimes tell the President what they think he wants to hear.

It is a stunning overture to John A. If A, do B, in an unstoppable chain of individually logical steps that could lead to insane conclusions. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A bonus is that the edition I read contained a forward by Arthur Schlesinger tbirteen an afterward of two essays by Richard Neustadt and Graham Allison, neither of which were available in the paperback I read for school years ago.

A couple of things really impressed me.

Dust jacket is wrinkled at top and bottom of spine. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

The work is extremely brief but nonetheless very inclusive of all the relevant steps to that lead to the decision of how to respond, the details of the response, and the immediate aftermath. The only small exception was that there is an obvious level of little brother looking up to big brother in Robert Kennedy’s writing, but that’s a level of bias I don’t think a person can remove themselves from so I have to forgive it.

Its a snapshot into 13 very scary days of American history.

Order Total 1 Item Items: A memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. DJ shows wear in some places.

Senator Kennedy notes that President Kennedy did not fear what he referred to as step one, but steps 3, 4, 5, and 6, which could result in millions of Americans killed and a worldwide nuclear winter.

The Week the World Stood Still: Kennedy, then a US senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. This was a short, but very clear and terrifying account of what actually went on in Washington during the Cuban missile crisis.

They shoot down a plane, we bomb their aircraft sites. Norton, New York, Crisis greatly illustrated that. Kennedy read 10 Mar This book was not published till after Bobby’s death on 6 June Sep 19, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: A magnificent retelling of the events that transpired over the course of those thirteen days in October of during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I love all things Kennedy.

For every position there were inherent weaknesses; and those opposed would point them out, often with devastating effects. About as exciting if he had been reading stock prices.

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The adult me rates Thirteen Days: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In Octoberat the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union daye to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement dsys missiles in Cuba.

Profiles in Courage By: I might need to check it out now. First published inNegroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community’s struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. RFK was assassinated before his manuscript was complete and, to be sure, he could not have been completely forthcoming in Most interestingly, Neustadt and Allison point out that had the conflict gone on for a third week, the result would have most likely resulted in all out war.

This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a daus classic.

Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Books with missing cover All stub articles. A nice vintage copy of the stated first edition. Mar 17, Eric Smith rated it it was amazing.

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This book proves us otherwise. Bush and George W. Let me start my review by noting that I love JFK. United States – Foreign relations – Cuba. Robeet is no reflection on them that none was consistent in his opinion from the very beginning to the very end.

Published November 17th by W. First Edition; First Printing.