Thirteen Days Author:Robert F. Kennedy Senator Robert F. Kennedy's intensely moving and dramatic account of the Cuban missile crisis - a confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., which brought the world to the abyss of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. America watched as The White House confronted Russia in the Caribbean - the Russia... more »ns raced to establish an atomic capability that would threaten the entire American continent and America mobilized her military and diplomatic forces in a supreme effort to prevent the establishment of intercontinental missiles in Cuba.
All know the outcome of that fateful encounter. But very few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it has been preserved in this book by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In a clear and simple record, he describes the personalities involved in the crisis, calling particular attention to the actions and attitudes of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. He describes the President's advisors in their working sessions and the daily, even hourly, exchanges between Russian representatives and American. Moreover, he explores the frightening responsibility of two great nations holding the fate of the world in their hands and the moral burden they must bear.
This book includes reproductions of contemporary documents: certain of President Kennedy's exchanges with Nikitia Khrushchev, his speeches and public declarations.« less