Tuesday, October 15, 2002

More on the Cuban Missile Crisis:
From the JFK Library, The World On the Brink: John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis . (Prominent on the page: a silver calendar with the crisis dates highlighted, given to Jacqueline Kennedy from JFK. Apparently several close associates got one of these calendars. How much does the White House spend on souvenir trinkets like this? I remember once seeing expensive framed certificates given to people who traveled on Air Force One...the recipient had dozens....)


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