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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

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"The transcript abounds in errors that significantly undermine its reliability for historians, teachers, and general readers. Spot checks turned up similar errors in all the other transcripts....Readers deserve to know that even now The Kennedy Tapes cannot be relied on as an accurate historical document." Sheldon M. Stern, The Atlantic Monthly (Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Transcribed from actual tapes made at the Oval Office — and enhanced by the commentary of historians May and Zelikow — the dramatic events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfold in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping sense of history in the making. 20 photos.

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"[A] splendid achievement, as powerful and exciting a book as one is likely to read this year." New York Times Book Review

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"Gripping history." Wall Street Journal

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"[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come." Stephen E. Ambrose

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"[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders." Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review

Synopsis:

The closest most of us will ever come to being inside the Oval Office at a moment of crisis.

Synopsis:

For sheer drama, this work of history may never be duplicated. The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfold in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping sense of history in the making. "[A] splendid achievement, as powerful and exciting a book as one is likely to read this year...."--Barry Gewen, "Gripping history."--Richard J. Tofel, "[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come."--Stephen E. Ambrose "[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders."--, James G. Blight

About the Author

Ernest R. May is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University.

Philip D. Zelikow is director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322590
Author:
Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
May, Ernest R.
Editor:
Zelikow, Philip D.
Author:
May, Ernest
Author:
May, Ernest R.
Author:
Zelikow, Philip D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Kennedy, John F
Subject:
Cuban missile crisis, 1962
Subject:
Cuban Missile Crisis, 19
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Number:
Concise ed.
Edition Description:
Concise Edition
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 photographs
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1 in 1.525 lb

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Product details 576 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393322590 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The transcript abounds in errors that significantly undermine its reliability for historians, teachers, and general readers. Spot checks turned up similar errors in all the other transcripts....Readers deserve to know that even now The Kennedy Tapes cannot be relied on as an accurate historical document." (Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "[A] splendid achievement, as powerful and exciting a book as one is likely to read this year."
"Review" by , "Gripping history."
"Review" by , "[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come."
"Review" by , "[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders."
"Synopsis" by , The closest most of us will ever come to being inside the Oval Office at a moment of crisis.
"Synopsis" by , For sheer drama, this work of history may never be duplicated. The events of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfold in the actual words of President John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. Now available in a new, concise edition, this book retains its gripping sense of history in the making. "[A] splendid achievement, as powerful and exciting a book as one is likely to read this year...."--Barry Gewen, "Gripping history."--Richard J. Tofel, "[M]esmerizing. I was utterly fascinated....the best, fullest account of crisis yet and will remain so for decades to come."--Stephen E. Ambrose "[A]s close as most people will ever get to being a fly on the wall during the discussions of leaders."--, James G. Blight
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