The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis

by David Coleman


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Popular history marks October 28, 1962, as the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Yet as JFK's secretly recorded White House tapes reveal, the aftermath of the crisis was a political and diplomatic minefield. The president had to push hard to get Khrushchev to remove Soviet weaponry from Cuba without reigniting the volatile situation, while also tackling midterm elections and press controversy. With a new preface that highlights recently declassified information, historian David G. Coleman puts readers in the Oval Office during the turning point of Kennedy's presidency and the watershed of the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393346800
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 824,141
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The director of the Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program, David G. Coleman is a history professor at the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition 3

Preface 7

1 The Ultimate Source of Action 19

2 The Fourteenth Day 33

3 Eyes in the Sky 47

4 The Postmortem Season 55

5 Mockingbird Don't Sing 64

6 The Bomber Problem 78

7 Standing in Judgment 91

8 A Tub of Butter 108

9 The Military Problem 118

10 Missiles of November 135

11 A Deal 146

12 With One Voice 150

13 The Missiles We've Had on Our Minds 164

14 Removing the Straitjacket 170

15 A Political Firefight 192

16 Shaping the Future 208

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

Index 251

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