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The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, Volumes 1 - 3: The Great Crises

The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, Volumes 1 - 3: The Great Crises

Timothy Naftali (Editor), Ernest R. May (Editor), Philip D. Zelikow (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-393-04954-1

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448 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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These volumes provide a unique glimpse into the real workings of the Kennedy White House, presenting perhaps the most reliable record of the Kennedy presidency ever published. In the summer of 1962, President John F. Kennedy installed a secret taping system in the White House. His aim was to record meetings and conversations he considered important, probably intending to use them when he wrote the memoir of his years in office, a book he never had the chance to write. The tapes are now being authoritatively transcribed, and those for the period from the installation of the tape system through October 28, 1962 (the end of the Cuban missile crisis), are presented here in their entirety.
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