Macmillan, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Political, Military and Intelligence Aspects

  • L. V. Scott

Part of the Contemporary History in Context book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. L. V. Scott
    Pages 1-12
  3. L. V. Scott
    Pages 131-152
  4. L. V. Scott
    Pages 153-178
  5. L. V. Scott
    Pages 179-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 190-251

About this book


In October 1962, the world went to the brink of Armageddon. This study provides a new archive-based account of the Cuban missile crisis, providing the first detailed and authoritative account from the British perspective. The book draws upon new British and US archival material and recent scholarship in the west and the former USSR. The diplomatic, military and intelligence dimensions of British policy are scrutinised. New material is presented and existing interpretations of UK-US relations at this crucial moment are reassessed. The book contributes a new aspect to the literature on the Cuban missile crisis, by exploring where the views of Washington and its closest ally converged and diverged.


Cuban missile crisis Kennedy, John F. Policy revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • L. V. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41277-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59624-5
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