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Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thirteen Days  A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Book
Author : Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-04-25
ISBN : 9780393341539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.

Thirteen Days in September

Thirteen Days in September Book
Author : Lawrence Wright
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2014-09-16
ISBN : 0385352042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day. With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes. What emerges is not what we've come to think of as an unprecedented yet "simple" peace. Rather, Wright reveals the full extent of Carter's persistence in pushing peace forward, the extraordinary way in which the participants at the conference--many of them lifelong enemies--attained it, and the profound difficulties inherent in the process and its outcome, not the least of which has been the still unsettled struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In Thirteen Days in September, Wright gives us a gripping work of history and reportage that provides an inside view of how peace is made.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Jeannette Augustus Marks
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1929
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Thirteen Days book written by Jeannette Augustus Marks, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Thirteen Days of Christmas

The Thirteen Days of Christmas Book
Author : Jenny Overton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780192752130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the heart-warming story of how three of the Kitson children help the wealthy merchant woo their older sister Annaple with a different gift for each of the twelve days of Christmas - with hilarious results! But as the house groans at the seams with partridges, calling birds, swans,maids-a-milking, etc., will Annaple really succumb to the romance of it all, or will she just want the house returned to its normal, tidy state!

Thirteen Days of Tension

Thirteen Days of Tension Book
Author : Terri Kaye Duncan
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2020-07-15
ISBN : 1725342197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The words "nuclear war" strike fear into the hearts of people all over the world. Movies and books depict the apocalyptic aftermath of such an event. While fictitious accounts may not be totally accurate, in October 1962, the United States came perilously close to finding out the reality of such a catastrophe during the Cuban Missile Crisis. For thirteen days, the country teetered on the verge of nuclear war. Through engaging text, accompanied by dynamic images and intriguing sidebars, students will learn exactly how close the nation came to World War III and how the country was pulled back from the brink.

Thirteen Days to Midnight

Thirteen Days to Midnight Book
Author : Patrick Carman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-04-12
ISBN : 0316088803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear. Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.

Thirteen Days of Christmas

Thirteen Days of Christmas Book
Author : Nellie Stark
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2005-06
ISBN : 1597812870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Come put another log on the fire on a frosty Christmas Eve with the whole family gathered around and listen to a tale of Merry Old England and Christmases long passed.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis Book
Author : Phil Carradice
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781526708069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Title" -- "Dedication" -- "Copyright" -- "Contents" -- "Introduction" -- "1. A Personal Remembrance" -- "2. Background to Crisis" -- "3. Why?" -- "4. Preparing Armageddon" -- "5. Discovery" -- "6. Addressing the Nations" -- "7. Beyond Diplomacy" -- "8. Black Saturday" -- "9. People and Protest" -- "10. An End to Crisis" -- "11. Afterword" -- "12. Where Are They Now?" -- "Notes" -- "Bibliography" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "About the Author

Thirteen Days of Midnight

Thirteen Days of Midnight Book
Author : Leo Hunt
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-07-02
ISBN : 1408337479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016. When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they're more than happy to take his son. It isn't fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead. Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Clive Ponting
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-02-15
ISBN : 1407093150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the end of WWI, Germany was demonised. The Treaty of Versailles contained a 'war guilt' clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of 'supreme offence against international morality'. Thirteen Days rejects this verdict. Clive Ponting has made a thorough study of the incredibly complex diplomatic documents. His interpretation also rejects the thesis that Europe in 1914 had reached such a boiling point that war was bound to erupt and the theory that the origins of the War lay in a mighty arms race. He argues that the War occurred primarily because of the situation in the Balkans, while he gives full weight to Austria-Hungary's desire to cripple Serbia instead of negotiating, and to Russia's militaristic programme of expansion. Clive Ponting begins with a dramatic recreation of the assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June. He then examines how things spiralled out of control during the weeks that led to war. The tension builds as his story criss-crosses the capital cities of Europe and describes developments day by day, and, latterly, hour by hour. The First World War destroyed the old Europe. During four years of fighting nearly nine million soldiers were killed and twenty-one million wounded; over ten million civilians died. By the end of the War, three great European empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia - had disintegrated. Why did the War happen? In 1914, the states of Europe had been at peace for forty years, and every diplomatic dispute had been resolved peacefully. Thirteen Days describes failures of communication, fateful decisions and escalating military moves; it is an extraordinary narrative of personalities and diplomacy in the dying weeks of an era in which telephone networks were in their infancy and governments relied on telegrams in code and face-to-face meetings of ambassadors.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beretning om det storpolitiske spil under Cubakrisen i oktober 1962, hvor det lykkedes at afværge en 3. verdenskrigs udbrud

Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach

Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach Book
Author : Ramsey Campbell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-09-06
ISBN : 1787580342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that”- Guillermo del Toro It’s Ray’s and Sandra’s first family holiday in Greece, on the island of Vasilema. The skies are cloudier than anywhere else in Greece, and they’re intrigued by local eccentricities—the lack of mirrors, the outsize beach umbrellas, the saint’s day celebrated with an odd nocturnal ritual. Why are there islanders who seem to follow the family wherever they go? Why do Sandra and the teenage grandchildren have strangely similar dreams? Has Sandra been granted a wish she didn’t know she made? Before their holiday is over, some of the family may learn too much about the secret that keeps the island alive. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Lincoln on the Verge

Lincoln on the Verge Book
Author : Ted Widmer
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-12-29
ISBN : 1476739447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER OF THE LINCOLN FORUM BOOK PRIZE “A Lincoln classic...superb.” ­—The Washington Post “A book for our time.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin Lincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic. As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. Lincoln on the Verge charts these pivotal thirteen days of travel, as Lincoln discovers his power, speaks directly to the public, and sees his country up close. Drawing on new research, this riveting account reveals the president-elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, as he foils an assassination attempt, forges an unbreakable bond with the American people, and overcomes formidable obstacles in order to take his oath of office.

Thirteen Days ninety Miles

Thirteen Days ninety Miles Book
Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2000-12-01
ISBN : 9780613892353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Clive Ponting
Publisher : CCV
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780712668262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the end of the First World War, Germany was demonised. The Treaty of Versailles contained a 'war guilt' clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of 'supreme offence against international morality'. Thirteen Days rejects this verdict. Clive Ponting also rejects the thesis that Europe in 1914 had reached such a boiling point that war was bound to erupt and the theory that the origins of the War lay in a mighty arms race. He argues that the War occurred primarily because of the situation in the Balkans, while he gives full weight to Austria-Hungary's desire to cripple Serbia instead of negotiating, and to Russia's militaristic programme of expansion. Clive Ponting begins with a dramatic recreation of the assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June. He then examines how things spiralled out of control during the weeks that led to war. The tension builds as his story criss-crosses the capital cities of Europe and describes developments day by day, and, latterly, hour by hour. The First World War destroyed the old Europe. Nearly nine million soldiers were killed and twenty-one million wounded; over ten million civilians died. By the end of the War, three great European empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia - had disintegrated. Why did the War happen? In 1914, the states of Europe had been at peace for forty years, and every diplomatic dispute had been resolved peacefully. Thirteen Days describes failures of communication, fateful decisions and escalating military moves; it is an extraordinary narrative of personalities and diplomacy in the dying weeks of an era in which telephone networks were in their infancy and governments relied on telegrams in code and face-to-face meetings of ambassadors.

One Scandalous Story

One Scandalous Story Book
Author : Marvin Kalb
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 9781439136300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1963 Marvin Kalb observed the Secret Service escorting an attractive woman into a hotel for what was most likely a rendezvous with President Kennedy. Kalb, then a news correspondent for CBS, didn't consider the incident newsworthy. Thirty-five years later, Kalb watched in dismay as the press dove headfirst into the scandal of President Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, disclosing every prurient detail. How and why had the journalistic landscape shifted so dramatically? One Scandalous Story seeks to answer this critical question through the inside story of thirteen days -- January 13-25, 1998 -- that make up a vital chapter in the history of American journalism. In riveting detail, Kalb examines just how the media covered the Lewinsky scandal, offering what he calls an "X-ray of the Washington press corps." Drawing on hundreds of original interviews, Kalb allows us to eavesdrop on the incestuous deals between reporters and sources, the bitter disagreements among editors, the machination of moguls for whom news is Big Business, and above all, the frantic maneuvering to break the story. With fresh insight, he retraces decisions made by Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Internet renegade Matt Drudge, Jackie Judd of ABC, Clinton-basher Lucianne Goldberg, Susan Schmidt of The Washington Post, Jackie Bennett of the Office of the Independent Counsel, and other key players in this scandal that veered from low comedy to high drama. Through the lens of those thirteen turbulent days, Kalb offers us a portrait of the "new news" in all its contradictions. He reveals how intense economic pressures in the news business, the ascendancy of the Internet, the blurring of roles between reporters and commentators, and a surge of dubious sourcing and "copy-cat journalism" have combined to make tabloid-style journalism increasingly mainstream. But are we condemned to a resurgence of "yellow journalism"? Painstakingly documented and sobering in its conclusions, One Scandalous Story issues a clarion call to newsmakers and the American public alike: "Journalism can change for the better -- and must."

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher : New American Library of Canada
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Thirteen Days book written by Robert F. Kennedy, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Thirteen Days Ninety Miles

Thirteen Days Ninety Miles Book
Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
Publisher : Dissertation.com
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780595156542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From October 15-28, 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. This book recreated the events of that time and examines the personalities of the major characters especially John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. Using recently declassified information, Norman H. Finkelstein traces the missile crisis from its origins down to a breathtaking finale. In a starred review, Booklist said, “Young adult readers who enjoy suspense stories will be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic, well-written account of a historical event.”

Eight Rivers of Shadow

Eight Rivers of Shadow Book
Author : Leo Hunt
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-07-14
ISBN : 1408337495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. The sequel to Thirteen Days of Midnight, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016. Luke Manchett used to be one of the most popular boys at school. That was before his necromancer father died and left him a host of vengeful ghosts that wanted him dead. Now everyone thinks he's a freak. To make matters worse, the mysterious new girl at school is actually the daughter of his father's deadliest enemy... And she's out for revenge.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days Book
Author : Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 1993-06-01
ISBN : 9780606034456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kennedy describes the moral dilemma the crisis posed and describes the attitudes and actions of President Kennedy and his advisory staff