The Cuban Missile Crisis and John F. Kennedy
When given the opportunity to write a term paper on any topic in American history from 1890 to 1980 one has innumerable options: World War One and Two, the War in Vietnam, the Korean conflict, and the great depression to name but a few. However, I have chosen a brief period of two weeks during which the very existence of the United States was seriously threatened.
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war but also resolved the situation without a single injury or death.
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Collier, Peter and Horowitz, David The Kennedys: An American Dream. New York: Summit Books (Simon & Schuster), 1984.
Detzer, David The Brink: Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Crowell, 1979
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May, Ernest R. and Zelikow, Philip D. eds. The Kennedy Tapes. Cambridge MA:Harvard University Press, 1997.