The Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Mark J. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 242-291

About this book


Why did the Cuban Missile Crisis happen? How was it resolved? By focusing on the roles of a number of key individuals, such as JFK, Robert Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and by using recently declassified materials, this book frames answers to these questions. In so doing, it presents a cluster of new findings and arguments, including a fresh interpretation of Khrushchev's motives for putting missiles in Cuba, new information on the mystery surrounding Senator Kenneth Keating's secret sources, and evidence indicating that JFK planned to carry out a military strike on Cuba at the start of the crisis.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Mark J. White
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK

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