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Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Contrast the depiction of Generals Maxwell Taylor and Curtis LeMay during the crisis and why civilian control of the military is necessary.

What is Robert F. Kennedy's relationship with Anatoly Dobrynin? Is Dobrynin's contention that Khrushchev dupes him as well believable?

How does Adelai Stevenson contribute to resolving the crisis?

How does Pearl Harbor affect the crisis?

How does the Bay of Pigs shape the thirteen days in October?

How does Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August figure in the crisis?

What is JFK's "gutsiest" decision?

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