The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.44 X 0.9 X 9.4 inches | 1.23 pounds

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About the Author
David Coleman is Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Drama and the Sacraments in Sixteenth-Century England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) as well as a contributor to The Literary Encyclopaedia.
Director of the Miller Center's Presidential Recording Program, Coleman has the goods.
An engrossing and revealing account... Coleman has provided an excellent analysis of both short and long term results of the crisis.
No family has been better at shaping its own mythology than the Kennedys. Using White House tapes and his own prodigious research and keen insight, David Coleman has painted a portrait of the JFK White House after the Cuban Missile Crisis as it really was. The picture is not damning, but it is human and revealing.--Evan Thomas, author of Robert Kennedy: His Life and Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Struggle to Save the World
Amid shelves of books on the Kennedy era, here at last is a genuinely fresh and interesting volume about his presidency. Coleman now leads the documentary team that transcribes and explains the recordings of meetings and phone calls that JFK secretly hoarded. Armed with that evidence and an exceptionally firm grasp of the personalities, institutions, and issues of that time, Coleman skillfully shows us a pivotal year, 1962 to mid-1963, the turning point of the Cold War and of the Kennedy presidency.--Philip Zelikow, former counselor of the Department of State, co-author of The Kennedy Tapes
Illuminates a previously untold chapter about the most dangerous confrontation in human history.--Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of Defense, author of Essence of Decision
Fascinating; Coleman brings this remarkable story to life, and his use of material from the Kennedy tapes is particularly impressive. This is the sort of book anyone interested in the period will enjoy reading.--Marc Trachtenberg, author of A Constructed Peace