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Highly recommended for those who are fascinated with the Kennedy administration and international politics of the period. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David S. Jenkins
Fascinating but scary to hear first hand accounts of what people were thinking at the time. The Generals always seem to want to wage war, thankfully the diplomats counter their... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paul Consiglio
Averting The Final Failure by Sheldon Stern is a far superior book. It is also based on the Excom tapes. The author discusses several glaring mistakes made by May and Zelikow. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Brookbird34
why did it not say in the description that the book had creases from shelving until i got it?
i cant say watch out for things like this because you won't see them until you... Read more
What makes this book of transcripts stand out from other books of its type is the well written introductions to each section. Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by Riley
(I'm reviewing the hardback, unabridged edition from 1997, not the "concise edition" available here. Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Kevin Paulk
Have you ever wondered what is being said behind closed doors, in those places where important decisions are made?. If you have, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Read morePublished on September 18, 2004 by B. Alcat
The Authors, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, (both billed as editors-supposedly of the tapes) are members of the super-evil Council on Foreign Relations (CFR,) a secret... Read morePublished on February 8, 2004
I'd really like to give this 3 1/2 stars (not quite 4 stars). This book is not for the average history reader... Read morePublished on April 26, 2001 by Thomas Moody