If you are interested in this era in history indulge yourself and read this book.
This book provides an insightful look at what really happened as leaders of JFK's administration debated what to do during the tense days of the Cuban missile crisis.
We were thrilled, of course, and everyone immediately put the chain around their necks and told themselves, gee, what a great gift this was.
This is an account, by an historian who seems to have had a vendetta against everyone who had a role in the nation's response to the presence of offensive missiles in Cuba. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JimD
This is one of the most remarkable books of all time. Not only does the author show how close to nuclear war the US and Soviet Union were, but through the tapes of almost all the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brad Rockwell
The author does a good job of correcting some misconceptions about US deliberations during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A serious reader
History keeps unfolding, this book corrects many self serving misrepresentations made by politicians over the years. Loved the new information.Published 18 months ago by mike
There has been so much speculation about the inner deliberations at the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis and finally a book comes along which provides the truth. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Usha
The author has first hand knowledge of what was on the ExCom tapes that was made by President Kennedy. Read morePublished 19 months ago by B. Klein
The author has spent many hours listening to the recordings of the deliberations of the Executive Committee, and therefore can point out the inaccuracies or downright falsehoods... Read morePublished 20 months ago by arabella
While this book covers the same territory (the tapes JFK made during the Cuban Missile Crisis) over and over, from different angles (covering the role of each of the most important... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Susan C
One of the scariest damn things I have ever read, and I have studied this crisis extensively. So many of the people at that table were like Custer at the little bighorn, letting... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Randolph Miller