- Norbert Finzsch, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Anglo-American History, University of Cologne
"Kennedy in Berlin places one of the twentieth century's most dramatic state visits into a wonderfully woven context of taut military confrontation, sensitive alliance politics, bitter personal rivalries, transatlantic mass culture, and emotionally charged political theater, all converging in the Cold War's most crucial arena. Skillfully researched and absorbingly composed, it is a model for how international history should now be written."
-Norman J.W. Goda, author of Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War
"Kennedy in Berlin is a remarkable book about a remarkable moment in 20th century history. John Kennedy's trip to Berlin was defining moment in the history of the Cold War, but as Daum writes, it was also an extraordinary moment in transatlantic relations, symbolic politics at its best. Daum's approach to this event is innovative and highly original, and provides a clear insight into how a transnational community of interests was forged between the United States and Germany. With the recent fraying of those ties, this book becomes even more timely and important." -Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University
"Methodologically innovative and theoretically grounded..." -Frank Schumacher, H-GAGCS