The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality

by Sheldon Stern
     
 

This book completely transforms our understanding of the actual roles that each of the principal EXCOMM members played in the decision making process that led to a peaceful resolution of the Cuban missile crisis.

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This book completely transforms our understanding of the actual roles that each of the principal EXCOMM members played in the decision making process that led to a peaceful resolution of the Cuban missile crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804783774
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Series:
Stanford Nuclear Age Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
410,946
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 History: From Reel to Real 1

2 The Template: Robert F. Kennedy's Thirteen Days 32

3 The Real Robert Kennedy 40

4 The Mythmaking of Robert McNamara 54

5 The Forgotten Voice of Dean Rusk 68

6 The Erratic Expertise of Llewellyn Thompson 99

7 The Selective Memory of McGeorge Bundy 109

8 The Determined Diplomacy of Adlai Stevenson 129

9 The Trollope Ploy Myth 134

10 Lyndon Johnson and the Missile Crisis: An Unanticipated Consequence? 148

Conclusion: Leadership Matters 155

Epilogue: What If? 159

Notes 175

Bibliography 184

Index 189

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