The Fourteenth Day by David G. Coleman
JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes

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“A portrait of the JFK White House after the Cuban Missile Crisis as it really was . . . human and revealing.”—Evan Thomas

Popular history marks October 28, 1962, as the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Yet as JFK’s secretly recorded White House tapes reveal, the aftermath of the crisis was a political and diplomatic minefield. The president had to push hard to get Khrushchev to remove Soviet weaponry from Cuba without reigniting the volatile  situation, while also tackling midterm elections and press controversy. With a new preface that highlights recently declassified information, historian David G. Coleman puts readers in the Oval Office during the turning point of Kennedy’s presidency and the watershed of the Cold War.

About David G. Coleman

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The director of the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program, David G. Coleman is a history professor at the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington.
Published October 8, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 288 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A historian looks at the crisis-related problems remaining on President John F. Kennedy's desk in the immediate wake of the Cold War's most dangerous moment.

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Norton & Company Product Description A fly-on-the-wall narrative of the Oval Office in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, using JFK’s secret White House tapes.On October 28, 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agree...

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