Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s personal copy of The Kennedy Tapes, with prolific notes from one of the key participants in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Octavo, xv, , 728pp. Gray hardcover, black cloth spine. In publishers dust jacket, $35.00 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear and evidence of handling along top edge of spine. Notes in both pencil and pen by Secretary McNamara, outlining areas where his name appeared in the records. Also includes a handwritten note, with comments about Khrushchev’s proposal to withdraw rockets from Turkey, JFK’s comments on the Soviet proposal, suggestion by RFK to “Attack Cuba.” An exceptional piece of first person history from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
Comments: From the personal library of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Provenance: The Robert McNamara Estate & Diane Byfield McNamara Book Collection (The Potomac Company, October 2019)