Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963

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Overview

John F.Kennedy's advisors were enormously influential in the shaping of American foreign policy at a crucial time, after struggling in his first year as president, Kennedy employed the guidance of a core group including McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Maxwell Taylor and Theodore Sorensen. This "Kitchen cabinet " led to strong leadership in confronting serious challenges arising from the Soviet Union, Cuba, southeast Asia and Berlin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786440207
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/16/2009
  • Series: History/United States
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip A. Goduti, Jr., is an adjunct instructor of history at Quinnipiac University. He also teaches U.S. History at Somers High School in Somers, Connecticut and has done work as a freelance reporter for the Hamden Chronicle and the Providence Journal Bulletin. He lives in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 5

Pt. 1 The First One Hundred Days: Crafting Foreign Policy in the Kennedy White House

1 The Over-Cautious Approach 12

2 Germany and Cuba 26

Pt. 2 Mission to Vienna: The Preparation of the Commander in Chief and the Impact of a Summit

3 The Art of Diplomacy 40

4 "A very sober two days" 54

Pt. 3 "Once more unto the breach": Constructing the Wall Between America and the Soviets

5 The Vienna Effect 70

6 "Perhaps a wall" 85

Pt. 4 Brother's Keeper: Robert F. Kennedy's Role in Presidential Decision-making

7 Jack and Bobby 106

8 RFK and the CIA 119

Pt. 5 "Dogs of War": McNamara, the Joint Chiefs and the American Military Complex

9 Whiz Kid and War Hero 132

10 The Joint Chiefs of Staff 143

Pt. 6 Waiting for the Enemy to Blink: Perspectives on the Cuban Missile Crisis

11 Preparing for a Storm 158

12 Brinkmanship in the Kennedy White House 176

Pt. 7 "No man is an island, entire of itself": Leading to Peace and Cooperation

13 "A Strategy of Peace" 198

14 "Ich bin ein Berliner" 212

Epilogue 223

Chapter Notes 225

Bibliography 235

Index 237

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    A must read for understanding Contemporary American History

    Goduti not only answers all the questions you may have already asked about this period , but he dissects this era and the members involved. As a result, he ends up creating a detailed picture of connect the dots that not only reveals how vital this period of American History truly was, but also how much it has affected and still affects American history and identity toady.

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