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Essence of Decision Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

ISBN-10: 0321013492
ISBN-13: 9780321013491
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $28.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.20" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-written, the Second Edition of this classic text is a fresh reinterpretation of the theories and events surrounding the Cuban Missle Crisis, incorporating all new information from the Kennedy tapes and recently declassified Soviet files. Essence of Decision Second Edition, is a vivid look at decision-making under pressure and is the only single volume work that attempts to answer the enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their government?

Ernest R. May is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. He is co-author, with Philip D. Zelikow, of The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis.Philip D. Zelikow is former Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia and is currently serving as counselor of the State Department. Zelikow recently served as the Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the "9/11 Commission." Zelikow is co-author, with Ernest R. May, of The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Model 1: The Rational Actor
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A First Cut
Model II: Organizational Behavior
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Second Cut
Model III: Governmental Politics
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Third Cut
Conclusion

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