Thirteen Days: A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F KennedyThirteen Days: A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F Kennedy

Thirteen Days: A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

byRobert F KennedyForeword byArthur Schlesinger

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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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.
Arthur M. Schlesinger (1917 - 2007) was a historian who served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Among his many works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House.
Title:Thirteen Days: A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile CrisisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.47 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393318346

ISBN - 13:9780393318340


From Our Editors

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tense time for the US and Russia, along with the rest of the world. Thirteen Days, told from the unique perspective of the US president's own brother, gives us a view of what happened behind the scenes. We hear of the hourly exchanges between the Russians and Americans and the deeper moral and philosophical issues behind this military crisis. No one has the kind of insight into this delicate political time as the man closest to the president.

Editorial Reviews

As a principle figure in resolving the crisis Robert Kennedy brings to it extraordinary authority, with his own insights, perspectives and very important revelations of the decision-making process at the highest level, on the brink of nuclear holocaust. — David Schoenbrun (New York Times Book Review)