Talk At The Brink

Author: David R. Gibson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400842433
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In October 1962, the fate of the world hung on the American response to the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba. That response was informed by hours of discussions between John F. Kennedy and his top advisers. What those advisers did not know was that President Kennedy was secretly taping their talks, providing future scholars with a rare inside look at high-level political deliberation in a moment of crisis. Talk at the Brink is the first book to examine these historic audio recordings from a sociological perspective. It reveals how conversational practices and dynamics shaped Kennedy's perception of the options available to him, thereby influencing his decisions and ultimately the outcome of the crisis. David Gibson looks not just at the positions taken by Kennedy and his advisers but how those positions were articulated, challenged, revised, and sometimes ignored. He argues that Kennedy's decisions arose from the intersection of distant events unfolding in Cuba, Moscow, and the high seas with the immediate conversational minutia of turn-taking, storytelling, argument, and justification. In particular, Gibson shows how Kennedy's group told and retold particular stories again and again, sometimes settling upon a course of action only after the most frightening consequences were omitted or actively suppressed. Talk at the Brink presents an image of Kennedy's response to the Cuban missile crisis that is sharply at odds with previous scholarship, and has important implications for our understanding of decision making, deliberation, social interaction, and historical contingency.

Cuba On The Brink

Author: James G. Blight
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742522695
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Describes the events leading to the missile crisis, analyzes American actions, and shares the opposing viewpoints of American and Russian experts.

Back From The Brink

Author: Michael Edwardes
Editor: London : Collins
ISBN:
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Oil Money Weapons Middle East At The Brink

Author: Merrill Simon
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Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut.

Back From The Brink

Author: Steven K. Beckner
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471161271
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"Thorough and timely . . .essential reading for those who seek insight into the process and the personalities that will shape Fed policy."-Barron's A compelling and intricate portrait of the enigmatic Alan Greenspan and the powerful institution he heads "Steven Beckner, as knowledgeable a Fed watcher as there is in the land, has done a great job telling the story of the challenging and successful Greenspan years."-L. William Seidman Chief Commentator, CNBC, and former head of the FDIC "Beckner does a yeoman's job of chronicling the Fed policy of the past decade."-Business Week "No matter what [Beckner] writes these days, people on Wall Street assign magical properties to his words."-Michael Lewis New York Times Magazine "Fed watcher extraordinaire Steven Beckner chronicles the incredible tenure of Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. . . . Read and reread this extraordinary book."-Dow Jones Asset Management "Accessible to the financially uninitiated, this dynamic, seemingly day-to-day chronicle may be the ultimate Fed watcher's guide."-Publishers Weekly

On The Brink

Author: Jay Winik
Editor:
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Recounts the role of four of President Reagan's top foreign policy advisors in formulating an ultimately victorious Cold War strategy

Facing The Brink

Author: Edward Weintal
Editor: New York : Scribner
ISBN:
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Toward The Brink 1785 1787

Author: Claude Manceron
Editor: Touchstone Books
ISBN: 9780671680220
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A fourth volume in the history of the French Revolution focuses on events leading up to it

The Brink Of Jordan

Author: Charles Johnston
Editor: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN:
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The Brink

Author: David Detzer
Editor: Ty Crowell Company
ISBN:
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Diaries, letters, and telephone logs of Washington officials, as well as much recently declassified material are incorporated into a compelling history of the events of October 1962

The Soviet Union On The Brink

Author: Kent Richmond Hill
Editor: Multnomah Pub
ISBN:
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The Letters Of William Lloyd Garrison From Disunionism To The Brink Of War 1850 1860

Author: William Lloyd Garrison
Editor:
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Standing On The Brink

Author: Stanford Maher
Editor: Novalis Press (ZA)
ISBN:
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More than two thousand schools and kindergartens world-wide provide Waldorf education to children in Australasia, North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Africa. How does this educational movement manage to bridge the cultural and social differences found in such diverse places as Egypt, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa? How can one pedagogy find acceptance in First World societies as well as squatter and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Soweto, and Favela Monte Azul?This collection of essays by local and international authors -- published on the brink of the 21st century -- describes the factors underlying the multicultural acceptance and success of this vital movement.

North Korea On The Brink

Author: Glyn Ford
Editor: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN:
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Explores whether North Korea is really a threat to the rest of the world.

Kids On The Brink

Author: David B. Bergman
Editor: Pia Press
ISBN:
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The Works Of Robert Burns

Author: Robert Burns
Editor:
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Faith At The Brink

Author: Osher M. Lehmann
Editor: Judaica Press
ISBN:
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Bibliography: p.339-340.

The Works Of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor:
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Teetering On The Brink

Author: Gary Weibye
Editor: Booksurge Llc
ISBN: 9781591095842
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"After a long career in teaching, including 27 years in an inner-city high school in Houston, author Gary Weibye burned out, dropped out, and literally headed for the hills: the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, a full hour away from the nearest freeway, and about 2,500 feet above his accustomed elevation. These diverse stories and sketches are about the delights, the challenges, and the cultural shock he and his wife experienced in their new life on the rim of what tourists are instructed to call "The Grand Canyon of the Ozarks"--an astonishingly beautiful realm where you get to gaze down upon rainbows, look eagles in the eye, and wander in pink clouds where, by rights, choirs should be singing. The stories are about what people think when an abyss is at their feet (whether that abyss is a canyon or a stage of life)--surprising thoughts about the climb behind and the plunge ahead." --Back cover.