Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace: The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963

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McFarland, Oct 21, 2009 - History - 249 pages
John F. Kennedy's advisors were enormously influential in the shaping of American foreign policy at a crucial time. After struggling in his first year as president, Kennedy employed the guidance of a core group including McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Maxwell Taylor and Theodore Sorensen. This "kitchen cabinet" led to strong leadership in confronting serious challenges arising from the Soviet Union, Cuba, Southeast Asia and Berlin.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
5
Part One The First One Hundred Days
11
Part Two Mission to Vienna
39
Part Three Once more unto the breach
69
Part Four Brothers Keeper
105
Part Five Dogs of War
131
Part Six Waiting for the Enemy to Blink
157
Part Seven No man is an island entire of itself
197
Epilogue
223
Chapter Notes
225
Bibliography
235
Index
237
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Philip A. Goduti, Jr., is an adjunct assistant professor of history at Quinnipiac University and teaches U.S. history at Somers High School in Connecticut where he is the 2017 Somers Public Schools Teacher of the Year. He has also worked as a freelance reporter for the Hamden Chronicle and the Providence Journal Bulletin. He lives in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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