The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis :: Edited by Ernest Richard May & Philip Zelikow

The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis :: Edited by Ernest Richard May & Philip Zelikow soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Cambridge & London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; List of sources;

From the cover: October 1962: The United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate each others 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 Kennedys 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. Arguably the most important document in the history of the Cuban missile crisis, t…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.

Quarter-bound Black on Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. [XV] 728 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¾”.

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