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Robert F. Kennedy

A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy is a gripping account of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Kennedy provides an insider's perspective and offers valuable lessons on leadership and diplomacy in times of crisis.

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    The first whispers of war: Discovering missiles on America's doorstep

    On October 16, 1962, a seemingly ordinary Tuesday, the world unwittingly found itself on the brink of what could have become its most devastating conflict. An American U-2 spy plane, soaring high above the Caribbean, made a chilling discovery: Soviet missiles placed in Cuba. As the clock neared noon, the CIA, recognizing the magnitude of this discovery, urgently gathered the nation's top officials. They were presented with photographs depicting the unmistakable silhouettes of missile sites near San Cristobal. To the untrained eye, the images may have been obscured, but to those in that room, the grim reality was undeniable.

    What made this revelation so jarring was its stark contrast to earlier communications from the Soviets. Only a month prior, the Soviet ambassador, Anatoly Dobrynin, had given his word to RFK, assuring him of the USSR's intentions to keep Cuba free of offensive missiles. This was bolstered by a public declaration on September 11 in which the Soviets categorically denied plans to arm Cuba with nuclear weapons. Even Chairman Khrushchev, in a bid to dispel concerns, personally communicated with JFK, reiterating this commitment. However, faith in these assurances was eroding. US intelligence had previously, and confidently, asserted on four distinct occasions in 1962 that the USSR had no designs on Cuba as a nuclear outpost. Yet the unsettling imagery from the U-2 flight defied these assessments. It seems the Soviets had been keeping some secrets.

    To navigate this treacherous geopolitical terrain, the ExComm group was convened. This elite assembly, featuring political luminaries like RFK, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, became JFK's advisory council, his think tank in this crisis. The mood was tense; the stakes, immeasurable. While some voices clamored for a robust military response, possibly an airstrike, the spectrum of opinions was vast, and the deliberations intense.

    Amid this whirlwind of events, RFK couldn't help but draw parallels to a previous act of subterfuge: Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The similarities in the clandestine nature of preparations were uncanny. However, as the gravity of the situation began to sink in, the pressing reality became clear. With Soviet missiles looming ominously close, President Kennedy faced a choice that would indelibly mark his legacy. The world, with its collective heart in its throat, watched and waited.

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    Thirteen Days (1969) offers an inside look into the Cuban Missile Crisis, revealing the intense deliberations and decision-making processes of the U.S. government at the time. It chronicles the 13-day standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Through its pages, readers gain insight into the high-stakes diplomacy and behind-the-scenes actions that took place during this critical period.

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    Thirteen Days (1969) by Robert F. Kennedy recounts the nerve-wracking two weeks during the Cuban Missile Crisis when the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Here are three reasons why this book is worth reading:

    • With behind-the-scenes access to the decision-making process, it offers a unique perspective on one of the most critical moments in history.
    • By delving into the intense negotiations, secret meetings, and high-stakes diplomacy, the book brings the crisis to life, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.
    • Its detailed accounts of the actions and strategies employed by Kennedy's team make the book a riveting exploration of leadership and crisis management.

    Wer Thirteen Days lesen sollte

    • History buffs eager to delve deeper into the Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Political enthusiasts curious about U.S. decision-making during crises
    • Those intrigued by pivotal moments in twentieth-century history

    Über den Autor

    Robert F. Kennedy was a prominent American politician and a key figure in the Kennedy political dynasty. Serving as the U.S. attorney general under his brother, President John F. Kennedy, he played a significant role in the civil rights movement and later became a U.S. senator from New York. While Thirteen Days is his best-known book, he also authored To Seek a Newer World, in which he reflects on his personal and political beliefs.

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    What is the main message of Thirteen Days?

    The main message of Thirteen Days is the importance of cool-headed decision making during a crisis.

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    Is Thirteen Days a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Thirteen Days is worth reading as it provides a captivating account of the Cuban Missile Crisis and offers valuable insights into leadership and crisis management.

    Who is the author of Thirteen Days?

    The author of Thirteen Days is Robert F. Kennedy.