The Cuban Missile Crisis

A Concise History
Author(s): 
Welch, David A.
Author(s): 
Munton, Don
ISBN: 
0195178602
Date published: 
April 2006
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99

The Real Thirteen Days fills the gap between the longer, more detailed texts on the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the popular histories, most notably Robert F. Kennedy's Thirteen Days (and the 2000 TV movie of the same title). Munton and Welch have written a short, readable text that stresses the big picture, answers the important questions and corrects the historical inaccuracies of Thirteen Days. The authors make use of newly available sources from US and Russian archives to present Soviet and Cuban perspectives in the crisis, which have in the past been unavailableor downplayed.