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The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
March 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We welcome New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias for his multimedia presentation based on his co-authored book Above & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission. Michael chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. He gives special emphasis on the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped the President achieve a difficult objective: to remove the nuclear missiles from Cuba without triggering Armageddon. JFK secretly audio recorded every meeting conducted during the Cuban Missile Crisis. These transcripts, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, form the basis of this fascinating analysis into JFK’s successful decision making. Enjoy this unique presentation that dramatically chronicles the Cuban Missile Crisis and provides useful analysis of JFK’s practical process to tackle major decisions. Register at to obtain Zoom link. Sponsored by a generous grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.