The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy: Volumes 1-3, the Great Crises [With CD]

Timothy Naftali, Editor, Philip Zelikow, Editor, Ernest R. May, Editor W. W. Norton & Company $165 (0p) ISBN 978-0-393-04954-1
Scholars Timothy Naftali, Philip Zelikow and Ernest May, in collaboration with the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, present the first three volumes of The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, Volumes 1-3, the Great Crises, transcripts of recently declassified recordings of White House meetings, annotated by various scholars. Multimedia CD-ROMs containing the audio recordings and official notes are also included. Readers and listeners will be privy to Oval Office debates behind decisions about the Berlin crisis, the Cuban missile crisis, the Old Miss civil rights events and many other key moments in the domestic and international politics of the early 1960s. Opinions, advice, quips, arguments and questions come straight from the mouths of such key players as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, JFK and Robert Kennedy. Politicos and professional and scholars will be delighted to have access to this material. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 10/15/2001
Release date: 10/01/2001
Genre: Nonfiction
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