Thirteen days april 20, 20 summary the movie thirteen days is based off of the real life situation of the cuban missile crisis that occurred back in 1962. The film thirteen days, directed by roger donaldson, is the cinematic reworking of the events of october 1962, based on the may and zelikows book. Fortunatly, kennedy and khrouchtchev kept cool heads and. Jacob, oh and milo make a resonant, thrilling threesome, and i truly loved the story, the pacing and the edgeofseat lifedeath choices. Sink argentinas carrier 1982 the secret british falklands war mission duration. On october 14, 1962 a united states u2 plane discovered nuclear missile sites under construction on cuba by the soviets. Sep 09, 2012 the film thirteen days, directed by roger donaldson, is the cinematic reworking of the events of october 1962, based on the may and zelikows book. Usaf u2 spy planes discover that the ussr is placing nuclear ballistic missiles in cuba. Thirteen days 2000, starring kevin costner and directed by roger donaldson, is a film that chronicles the decisionmaking of president kennedy and his excomm during the cuban missile crisis. Custom research papers in history topics are paper masters specialty. Foreign relations, soviet military bases, cuban missile crisis, 1962, history, bases militares rusas, relaciones. Kennedys book, quarantine and blockade mean the same thing. Thirteen days in 145 minutes commentary by ernest r.
I first read the guns of august before this book and recommend you do as well. It was a brutal and oppressive era in american history, but during. It dramatizes the cuban missile crisis of 1962, seen from the perspective of the us political leadership. Thirteen days is a look from within about the cuban missile crisis. Thirteen days to midnight by carman, patrick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The threat of nuclear war looms throughout the book, from the discovery of the. Bring on the tough stuff theres not just one right answer. Blue balliettauthor of chasing vermeer and the wright 3. Patrick carman is the new york times bestselling author of such acclaimed series as the land of elyon and atherton. Kevin costner stars as top white house assistant kenneth p. Thirteen days a classic movie illustrating leadership concepts. Negotiation lessons from the most dangerous thirteen days in. We have tons of study questions for you here, all completely free. Kennedy quizzes and tests you might have in school.
Why did missiles in cuba pose a threat to the united states. The movie was released in the year 2000 and illustrates how the then president of america, john kennedy and his aides helped avert what could have been a disastrous nuclear weapons. In october 1962, the kennedy administration struggles to contain the cuban missile crisis. Kennedys appointments secretarywho would be played by the movies headliner, kevin costneri had strong misgivings. Thirteen days ignores the facts raised in the dark side of camelot. Nikita khrushchev installed soviet missiles in cuba, 90 miles from florida and within striking distance of 80 million americans. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in a nuclear exchange between the united. I know little about the cuban missile crisis, so if someone could point me to a good book or website, id like to learn more about what really happened. How did the united states find out that the ussr1 was placing missiles in cuba. For thirteen extraordinary days in october 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe.
Kennedy discovered the soviet union had installed nuclear missiles inside cuba. Wowread thirteen days to midnight standing up because it keeps delivering jolt after jolt. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25. Recent scholarship confirms the portrait of john f. Kennedys account of the cuban missile crisis of 1962. Here are things that thirteen days can teach you about leadership spoilers ahead. Together, both books should be required reading for any president. What did the ussr disguise a large naval shipyard in cuba as.
The threat of nuclear war robert kennedy describes the missile crisis as a confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the u. Thirteen days in 145 minutes the american prospect. The 1962 cuban missile crisis was the closest weve come to a nuclear world war. If we take thirteen days as an example, we know that the cuban missile crisis was resolved and that nuclear war did not break out. Thirteen days describes the meetings held by the executive committee, the team assembled by us president john f. Kennedy, is an account of the cuban missile crisis based on the view of robert f. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Most recently, he authored the black circle, the fifth title in the 39 clues series, and the groundbreaking skeleton creek series. This fast moving thriller reveals how incredibly close we all came to world war iii back in october 1962 after president john f. President kennedy and the cuban missile crisis national. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title thirteen days.
Thirteen days is a 2000 american historical political thriller film directed by roger donaldson. Thirteen days a classic movie illustrating leadership concepts the movie thirteen days is a brilliant hollywood production of the cuban missile crisis of 1962. Thirteen days to midnight explores this question, as he and his friends survive daring feats without a scratch. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. On october 14, 1962 a united states u2 plane discovered nuclear missile sites under construction on. In 2000, the theatrical film thirteen days was produced using the same title, but based on an entirely different book, the kennedy tapes. Describe the possible chain of events that could lead to the use of nuclear weapons against the soviets. Comparing and contrasting the book and the movie essay sample thirteen days, written by robert f. This is a great film to show when covering the cuban missile crisis and the cold war. Overall, thirteen days, the book, was quite interesting. John fitzgerald kennedy went on to become the 35th president. Kennedy to handle the tense situation that developed between the united states and the soviet union following the discovery of soviet nuclear missiles in cuba, 90 miles 140 km from florida. Thirteen days outlines an important part of american history.
Yet the whole film revolves around the drama of the real possibility that war might break out during those days in 1962. W hen i learned that thirteen days, the new movie dramatizing the cuban missile crisis of 1962, would follow events through the eyes of kenneth odonnell, john f. Kennedy includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis. Was very emotional and incoherent, but basically said that he didnt want nuclear war, whatever is dished out by us will be responded to, he is sane, no purpose interfere with soviet ships going to cuba because all. Negotiation lessons from the most dangerous thirteen days in history posted on march 5th, 2014 by mike utting negotiation is a sequence of events that builds and reinforces perception and beliefs and ends either with an agreement being reached or with one party walking away. They didnt have to make up too much for thirteen days, the movie that tells the story of the cuban missile crisis. Recently declassified documents contributed to the realism of this lightly. But as they cheat death time and again, they notice ophelia, jacobs crush, is fading into a dark shell of herself and is becoming more and more possessive of the gift. In october, 1962, u2 surveillance photos reveal that the soviet union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in cuba. For thirteen extraordinary days in october of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Used in the book when talking about the fact that krushchev wanted the us missiles removed from turkey, but the turks absolutely did not want them removed and would not make any deal to do so. Leadership in the movie thirteen days essay 797 words. Determine which chapters, themes and styles you already know and what you need to study for your upcoming essay, midterm, or final exam. Thirteen days chronicles the 1962 cuban missile crisis, when american planes took photos that confirmed the existence of a secret soviet missile base under construction in cuba for nuclear missiles capable of striking the united states, provoking a day confrontation between the soviet union and cuba on one side and the u.
Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in an apocalyptic nuclear exchange between the united states and the soviet union. The book was used as the basis for the 1974 television play the missiles of october. This film is not based on the book of the same name written by robert f. Was very emotional and incoherent, but basically said that he didnt want nuclear war, whatever is dished out by us will be responded to, he is sane, no purpose interfere with soviet ships going to cuba because all weapons shipments were already in cuba. Inside the white house during the cuban missile crisis by ernest r. Fortunatly, kennedy and khrouchtchev kept cool heads and did not listen to war hawks on both sides. For thirteen days, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.
Odonnell, with bruce greenwood featured as president john f. The film focuses on kennedy, his brother robert kennedy, and white house aide kenneth odonnell. The crisis for kennedy had very little to do with cuba and much to do with the commitment he had inherited to protect twoandahalf million west berliners. A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the. Did the ussr say that it would put offensive weapons in cuba. Hersh believes that kennedys ongoing efforts to assassinate fidel castro explain why the dictator embraced moscow, a. Secretary of state dean rusk gives two basic options the president could pursue in response to the crisis. Nov 07, 2001 thirteen days captures the reality that is so clear in the tape transcripts. In 1997 i had transcribed and edited with philip zelikow of the university of virginia some of the tape. The film thirteen days, a hollywood account of the cuban missile crisis, purports to take audiences behind the scenes at the white house during the tense and critical period when nuclear war between the united states and the soviet union seemed not only possible but likely.
Thirteen days study guide contains comprehensive summaries and analysis of the book. Thirteen days doesnt add up by michael nelson, political science professor, rhodes college. May 16, 2017 sink argentinas carrier 1982 the secret british falklands war mission duration. Did the united states expect that the ussr would put offensive weapons in cuba. The film used the transcripts of excomms deliberations as the basis. I just enjoyed watching thirteen days and wanted to know how historically accurate the film is. This whole process of communicating to khrushchev and making the deal was the same for both the book and the movie. The film thirteen days is an american historical dramathriller film that recounts the decision making of president kennedy and his excomm during the cuban missile crisis of october 1962. From here, well go into the events of each day in closer detail. This even tis precipitated when soviet offensive weapons are found in cuba, contrary to public and private promises by premier nikita s. Then the next day, khrushchev agreed to dismantle and withdraw the missiles, and that everything is going to work out satisfactory. An enthusiastic reading advocate, he has visited more than 750 schools, developed village library projects in central america, and created author. History dvd bundle zp280tg 2003 social studies school service. Thirteen days summary and study guide supersummary.
Kennedy had no reason to suppose that the erection of the berlin wall in 1961 had diminished the desperate. During the thirteen days in october 1962 when the united states confronted the soviet union over its installation of missiles in cuba, few people shared the behindthescenes story as it is told here by the. His response to the long letter sent by jfk about the blockade. This quiz is based on the book thirteen days by robert f. As soviet ships with more missiles moved toward cuba, a u.
Thirteen days film, a 2000 film dealing with the same period. Robert kennedy, who was the us attorney general at the time, describes his brother johns. Thirteen days 2000 is an american motion picture that depicts the kennedy administrations handling of the cuban missile crisis. Kennedys memoir of the cuban missile crisis that occurs from october 16 to october 28,1962. A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history. Do you think jay asher creates realistic teenagers in this novel. Jan 12, 2001 the 1962 cuban missile crisis was the closest weve come to a nuclear world war. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the eastern and southern united states in minutes if they become operational. The chiefs of staff warn president kennedy and his cabinet that the missiles have the potential to kill up to 80 million americans, and destroy a large number of usaf bomber bases thus crippling the americans ability to retaliate and leaving the country an easy target for soviet invasion. This is a writing quiz, not multiple choice, covering the events seen in the movie thirteen days. Step by step, robert kennedy gets us through those perilous days when a misunderstanding, a misstep could certainly have cause the end of mankind. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The rise and fall of jim crow explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement. An answer key is included, although please keep in mind some stud.715 347 46 154 1548 624 680 197 116 840 502 1560 1230 953 299 470 476 1390 1171 610 1014 50 624 158 1327 843 1430 785 1560 1463 520 1437 653 895 895 1479 1432 428 610 725