The Cuban missile crisis may be the most thoroughly documented yet grossly misunderstood episode in Cold War history, and the value of Sheldon Stern's splendid book is that it punctures the myths and unearths the truth so compellingly, drawing on irrefutable evidence, that you'll never think about the crisis or about JFK and his 'best and brightest' advisers in the same. Karl Helicher Library Journal). The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory offers a compelling reassessment of events. Using tapes of ExComm meetings (the ad hoc group formed to meet the crisis), Stern challenges much of the received wisdom. In particular, he rejects Robert F. Kennedy's dovish self-portrayal in Thirteen Days (1969), finding instead a consistent hardliner who, for instance, opposed an American naval blockade in favor of air strikes. James Clyde Sellman Colloquy).
Series: Stanford nuclear age series. S 97. 106'4-dC23 Typeset at Stanford University Press in 10114 Minion. With the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis fast approaching, some scholars have questioned whether there is really anything new to say about the nuclear superpower confrontation of October 1962.
Home Browse Books Book details, The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory:. The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality. This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. In this book, Sheldon M. Stern reexamines how the Kennedy administration handled the Cuban missile cri-sis. He examines it using recently declassified and newly released recordings from the White House. Included in the more than forty-three hours of recordings are most of the meetings held by the Executive Committee of the Na-tional Security.
Stanford Nuclear Age Series. By: Sheldon M. Stern. Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth. Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins. Informed and informative, The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory is a seminal work of impressive scholarship and a highly recommended addition to academic library 20th Century American History reference collections in general, and . Soviet Union Cold War Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.
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This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations . Published September 5th 2012 by Stanford University Press.
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