A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
ISBN10: 0393318346 ISBN13: 9780393318340 Contributors: Schlesinger, Arthur Meier (Foreword) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Dec 1 1999 Pages: 185 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.