Book Discussion on The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev

Mr. Beschloss provided a history of the relations between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and its impact… read more

Mr. Beschloss provided a history of the relations between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War. Beschloss, a Chicago native, did his undergraduate work at Williams College and received his graduate degree from Harvard University. He was allowed to obtain new information about the years 1960-1963 due to the reforms in the Soviet Union as well as the Freedom of Information Act. Beschloss explained the parallels in the Kennedy and Khruschev administrations, particularly in the roles of Robert F. Kennedy and the son-in-law of Khruschev. Beschloss stated that his most valuable sources of information came from interviews conducted in the Soviet Union. He also mentioned the importance of his new findings about the Bay of Pigs and the Berlin Wall operations of the early 1960s. close

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Book Discussion on The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev

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19109-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2007

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  • Jul 14, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 11:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 2:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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