|aKennedy and the Cuban missile crisis |cCath Senker.
|aChicago, IL |bHeinemann Library|c2014.
|a64 p. |bill. (chiefly col.), col. map |c24 cm.
|aDays of decision
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
|aIntroduction: on the brink of nuclear war -- The making of a president -- The USA and the world 1961-2 -- The Cuban Missile Crisis develops -- Blockade! -- Resolution and aftermath -- A new crisis: Vietnam -- Conclusion: John Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: an overview.
|aThis book explores John F. Kennedy's decision to protect his country from a nuclear threat during a momentous event from the Cold War, showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a brave course of action.
"How did John F. Kennedy protect his country from a nuclear threat and avoid the outbreak of a new world war? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from the Cold War, showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a brave course of action."