Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

by W. R. Smyser
     
 

The Berlin Wall Crisis dominated the presidency of John F. Kennedy from his inauguration in 1961 until his historic trip to the city in June 1963. W.R. Smyser's Kennedy and the Berlin Wall offers new insights into the Berlin events that riveted global attention, especially as Soviet and American tanks faced each other at point-blank range over "Checkpoint Charlie."… See more details below

Overview

The Berlin Wall Crisis dominated the presidency of John F. Kennedy from his inauguration in 1961 until his historic trip to the city in June 1963. W.R. Smyser's Kennedy and the Berlin Wall offers new insights into the Berlin events that riveted global attention, especially as Soviet and American tanks faced each other at point-blank range over "Checkpoint Charlie." Drawing on his experience as an American diplomat in Berlin at the time; personal interviews; memoirs; and Soviet, East German, and American documents, Smyser ties together the full story of what actually happened on the ground and in world capitals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742560918
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 "Ich bin ein Berliner" 1

Chapter 2 "A Bone in My Throat" 7

Chapter 3 "Let the Word Go Forth" 23

Chapter 4 "Alas, Mr. Ambassador, We Shall Die Together" 43

Chapter 5 "I Never Met a Man Like That" 57

Chapter 6 "This Is the Answer!" 81

Chapter 7 "The East Germans Have Done Us a Favor" 101

Chapter 8 "I Am Not Afraid of Escalation" 125

Chapter 9 "The Game Continues" 147

Chapter 10 "We'll Talk the Problem to Death" 167

Chapter 11 "This May End in a Big War" 187

Chapter 12 "Treaties Are Like Maidens and Roses" 205

Chapter 13 "We'll Never Have Another Day Like This" 217

Chapter 14 "Our Hope Is the Ami" 231

Chapter 15 "We Are the People" 245

Notes 253

Bibliographic Essay 283

Index 289

About the Author 295

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