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The Week the World Stood Still


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Contents 1. The JFK Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes 1 2. The Making of the Cuban Missile Crisis 11 The Cold War: JFK's Crucible 11 The Cold War and Cuba 14 Nuclear Confrontation in Cuba 17 The Kennedy Paradox 23 Key Members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council 29 3. The Secret Meetings of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council 37 Epilogue: The November Post-Crisis 205 Notes 215 Bibliography 000 Index 205

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Sheldon M. Stern was the Historian at the John R Kennedy Presidential Library from 1977 to 1999. He is author of Averting 'The Final Failure': John R Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford, 2003).


"The Week The World Stood Still is an impressive work of scholarship that is also highly recommended for non-specialist general readers with an interest in the history of the Cold War era." - The Midwest Book Review

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