The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Springer, Nov 20, 1995 - History - 291 pages
Why did the Cuban Missile Crisis happen? How was it resolved? By focusing on the roles of a number of key individuals, such as JFK, Robert Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and by using recently declassified materials, this book frames answers to these questions. In so doing, it presents a cluster of new findings and arguments, including a fresh interpretation of Khrushchev's motives for putting missiles in Cuba, new information on the mystery surrounding Senator Kenneth Keating's secret sources, and evidence indicating that JFK planned to carry out a military strike on Cuba at the start of the crisis.
 

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Contents

John F Kennedy and the Tools of a New Frontiersman
1
Misconceptions and Missed Opportunities
22
3 Nikita Khrushchev and the Decision to Deploy
60
4 The Fall Offensive of Senator Keating
89
JFK on the Opening Day
115
Bobby Kennedy versus Dean Acheson
135
Hamlet in New York
164
8 Dénouement
185
Conclusion
232
Notes and References
242
Bibliography
272
Index
284
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MARK J. WHITE