Day 6 - Cuban Missile Crisis
October 21, 1962.  Soviet freighters turn and head back to Europe. The Bucharest, carrying only petroleum products, is allowed through the quarantine line. U.N. Secretary General U Thant calls for a cooling off period, which is rejected by Kennedy because it would leave the missiles in place.
Pictured, the day book of Evelyn Lincoln, the president’s personal secretary, shows JFK’s frenetic schedule of meetings, phone calls and conversations.
13 Days in October

Day 6 - Cuban Missile Crisis

October 21, 1962.  Soviet freighters turn and head back to Europe. The Bucharest, carrying only petroleum products, is allowed through the quarantine line. U.N. Secretary General U Thant calls for a cooling off period, which is rejected by Kennedy because it would leave the missiles in place.

Pictured, the day book of Evelyn Lincoln, the president’s personal secretary, shows JFK’s frenetic schedule of meetings, phone calls and conversations.

13 Days in October

Anonymous asked:

Is there any evidence of a plot against Cuba which resulted in the President's assassination? Or just talks between mobsters? I have been so puzzled when someone said it is certain JFK had an affair with Sam Giancana's girlfriend and that she was a bridge between the gangster and the President. If it is true, he really put his country at risk.

No evidence no, just speculation and conjecture. It is compelling though, the connections with Cuba. If you were going to study the possibility of a conspiracy, Cuba would play a major role.

As for Judith Campbell, there is no evidence other than her word that there was a bridge between Giancana and the White House. It’s my opinion(I could very easily be wrong) that there was no security risk. The risk was to his administration and character. The man put his marriage and his own well-being in danger, I’m fairly sure he would never have put the the country in danger. I know the argument could be made that if he was willing to risk his own reputation then he would probably have no qualms about the country. At the end of the day, JFK was a patriot and all his actions in office kept this nation safe. In every action as President, he was motivated to keep the country and the world safe for the next generations.


Day 5 - Cuban Missile Crisis
October 20, 1962
President Kennedy, in Chicago campaigning for congressional candidates, decides to return to the White House as the crisis reaches a new urgency.  After five hours of discussion with top advisors, a quarantine is decided upon. 
To avoid public suspicion the president consults his physician and together they fabricate the diagnosis of a cold, allowing JFK to return to Washington without arousing panic. 
Plans for deploying naval units are drawn and work begins on a speech to notify the American people.
13 Days in October

Day 5 - Cuban Missile Crisis

October 20, 1962

President Kennedy, in Chicago campaigning for congressional candidates, decides to return to the White House as the crisis reaches a new urgency.  After five hours of discussion with top advisors, a quarantine is decided upon. 

To avoid public suspicion the president consults his physician and together they fabricate the diagnosis of a cold, allowing JFK to return to Washington without arousing panic. 

Plans for deploying naval units are drawn and work begins on a speech to notify the American people.

13 Days in October

plan to assassinate castro turned against the assassin? was it bobby initial plan… therefor bobby feels guilty? (made enemies)

JFK did initially give Bobby carte blanche with Operation Mongoose. He delegated to Bobby who as usual went forward 110%. But Bobby did have full disclosure of the Operation’s tactics and plans.

bobbyfranciskennedy replied to your photo
is this the book whos 80% about cuban crisis?

It’s more about the Kennedy’s involvement in all things Cuba and how it may have resulted in the death of JFK. So it covers the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis extensively. Also, Bobby’s involvement in Operation Mongoose.

hickoryhypothesis:

Portrait of a young JFK Jr.  I believe he’s about six or seven here. The picture takes up two pages in my book, but my scanner crapped out on me.  

hickoryhypothesis:

Portrait of a young JFK Jr.  I believe he’s about six or seven here. The picture takes up two pages in my book, but my scanner crapped out on me.  

Anonymous asked:

Da dove provengono tutte le notizie sulle relazioni di Jfk? Chi le ha riferite? Io le credo in gran parte inventate per far soldi

What reports are you referring to? A lot of the info I’ve posted are from books I’ve read and a lot of those have gotten their info from the JFK library archives. The archives contain letters, oral histories, and interviews. You’re right about some people publishing stories that have been fabricated or exaggerated. I cringe every time I see a C. David Heymann book in the non-fiction sections.