The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, The Great Crises. . – Books – book review
The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, the Great Crises, edited by Timothy Naftali, Philip Zelikow and Ernest May, W.W. Norton and Company. Three volumes and CD-ROM; Vol. I, July 30-August 1962, 691 pages; Vol. II, Sept.-Oct. 21, 1962, 642 pages; Vol. III, Oct. 22-28, 1962, 541 pages.
Includes transcripts of recordings of Oval Office meetings and discussions during crucial days of the Kennedy presidency. Provides insights into decision-making involving Cuba, Berlin, the USSR, intelligence gathering, domestic politics, the “gold drain,” fiscal matters and proposed tax cuts. It provides a unique window on JFK’s personal approach to these matters as well as his governing, conversational and political styles.
** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
* NOT RECOMMENDED
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