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The Other Missiles Of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, And The Jupiters, 1957 1963
by Philip Nash
Shedding important new light on the history of the Cold War, Philip Nash tells the story of what the United States gave up to help end the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. By drawing on documents only recently declassified, he shows that one of President Kennedy's compromises with the Soviets involved the removal of Jupiter missiles from Italy and Turkey, an arrangement ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 27th 1997 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published October 1st 1997)
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"The Other Missiles of October" is a slightly dry academic read. It provides good details and commentary about the the efforts to deploy IRBM missiles to the UK, Italy, and Turkey in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. The focus shifts more directly onto the Jupiter missiles in Turkey and their role in both helping to both instigate and, later, to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A thorough exploration of the history of the Jupiter IRBM from their deployment to their dismantlement shortly after the Cuban missile crisis. Though dry from time to time, I found this a good companion for "Thirteen Days" as it adds a great deal of background and explores the wider political pressures of that period.