Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence Freedman

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In his thousand-day presidency, John F. Kennedy led America through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive eras. With the Cold War at its height and the threat of communist advances in Europe and the Third World, Kennedy had the unenviable task of maintaining U.S. solidarity without leading the western world into a nuclear catastrophe.

Noted historian Lawrence Freedman draws on the best of Cold War scholarship and released goverment documents to illuminate Kenendy's approach to war and his efforts for peace. He recreates insightfully the political and intellectual milieu of the foreign policy establishment during Kennedy's era with vivid profiles of his top advisors.

  • Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam 
  • Written by Lawrence Freedman.
  • Paperback, 528 pages.