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

By: Goduti, Philip A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (251 p.).ISBN: 9780786454556.Subject(s): Cabinet officers -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Friends and associates | Political consultants -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet and the Pursuit of Peace : The Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963DDC classification: 973.922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part One. The First One Hundred Days; 1. The Over-Cautious Approach; 2. Germany and Cuba; Part Two. Mission to Vienna; 3. The Art of Diplomacy; 4. "A very sober two days"; Part Three. "Once more unto the breach"; 5. The Vienna Effect; 6. "Perhaps a wall"; Part Four. Brother's Keeper; 7. Jack and Bobby; 8. RFK and the CIA; Part Five. "Dogs of War"; 9. Whiz Kid and War Hero; 10. The Joint Chiefs of Staff; Part Six. Waiting for the Enemy to Blink; 11. Preparing for a Storm; 12. Brinkmanship in the Kennedy White House
Part Seven. "No man is an island, entire of itself "13. "A Strategy of Peace"; 14. "Ich bin ein Berliner"; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: 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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Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part One. The First One Hundred Days; 1. The Over-Cautious Approach; 2. Germany and Cuba; Part Two. Mission to Vienna; 3. The Art of Diplomacy; 4. "A very sober two days"; Part Three. "Once more unto the breach"; 5. The Vienna Effect; 6. "Perhaps a wall"; Part Four. Brother's Keeper; 7. Jack and Bobby; 8. RFK and the CIA; Part Five. "Dogs of War"; 9. Whiz Kid and War Hero; 10. The Joint Chiefs of Staff; Part Six. Waiting for the Enemy to Blink; 11. Preparing for a Storm; 12. Brinkmanship in the Kennedy White House

Part Seven. "No man is an island, entire of itself "13. "A Strategy of Peace"; 14. "Ich bin ein Berliner"; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

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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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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