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The result is a document-by-document account of the most important superpower confrontation of the twentieth century. This collections of documents, which includes the recently declassified letters between John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, minutes of executive committee meetings during the crisis, and CIA planning papers to overthrow Fidel Castro, provides the reader with a unique fly-on-the-wall view of the decision-making process and operations that brought the world to the brink of self-destruction.
"The work of Chang and Kornbluh and their colleagues at the National Security Archive has helped to revolutionize not merely our conception of the event--which now appears more complex and dangerous than before--but also our conception of how to conduct rigorous, responsible inquiry into our recent history," writes James Blight, the nation's best known scholar on the missile crisis. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, according to the Stanford Journal of International Affairs, "is a collection which students of the crisis, scholars of international relations, and even interested laymen should find fascinating and invaluable."
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