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Seeking Courageous Leadership

“Every day the sun comes up, it says something about us.” This statement was made by Kevin Costner, playing Special Assistant to the President Kenneth O’Donnell, toward the end of the movie Thirteen Days, which is about the Cuban missile crisis. 249 more words

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Piece of History at Peanut Island: Bunker Tours

In addition to the beauty that surrounds Singer Island, it is nice to know that there is also rich history to follow along. 

Fifty years ago, in the midst of the building terror that accompanied the Cuban Missile Crisis, a fallout shelter was created on Palm Beach’s own Peanut Island as a last resort for none other than former President John F. 161 more words

Mirror on the wall: Kennedy and Castro

I am currently in the process of researching Lyndon Johnson’s policy towards Cuba, a subject somewhat neglected by historians given Kennedy’s tumultuous relations with Castro and Johnson’s own presidency being overshadowed by the Vietnam War. 1,721 more words

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