The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

The nineteenth book, The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History edited by Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Barbara Stelzl-Marx, includes a select group of essays looking back at the summit meeting between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in June 1961.  A great deal of new evidence about this summit has emerged over the past several years in both the United States and Russia, and the contributors take full advantage of the new evidence, including crucial materials from the Russian Presidential Archive.  The book also considers the longer-term implications of the meeting, including the role in played in Soviet risk-taking during the 1961 Berlin crisis and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.