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Naftali, Timothy J.

Works: 55 works in 173 publications in 2 languages and 6,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Archives  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Biography  War television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographies  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor
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Most widely held works by Timothy J Naftali
One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 by A. V Fursenko( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at newly opened Russian archives reveals just how close we got to nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Blind spot : the secret history of American counterterrorism by Timothy J Naftali( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security historian Naftali relates the full backstory of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS had established a system for countering the threats of Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of airplane hijackings, that the U.S. began to take counterterrorism seriously. Naftali narrates the game of "catch-up" that various administrations and the CIA played, and.shows why holes in U.S. homeland security discovered by Vice President Bush in 1986 were still a problem when his son became President, and why George W. Bush did little to fix them until it was too late. He concludes that liberal democracies like the U.S. are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism.--From publisher description
Khrushchev's cold war : the inside story of an American adversary by A. A Fursenko( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikita Khrushchev has long remained one of the most enigmatic leaders of the twentieth century; his motivation and decision-making process have puzzled seasoned Kremlin watchers, U.S. presidents, and a generation of historians. In Khrushchev's Cold War, a sequel to their international history of the Cuban missile crisis, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali use new archival sources to provide a detailed and dramatic look through Soviet eyes at the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they render a detailed account of Khrushchev's rise to power in 1955, his years at the helm of the Soviet Union, and his eventual ouster in 1964"--Jacket
John F. Kennedy : the great crises by John F Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Cavett's Vietnam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamines the Vietnam War and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted by the iconic host of The Dick Cavett Show from 1968-75. Those interviews, combined with archival footage, network news broadcasts, and newly filmed interviews with Cavett and other experts, provide fresh insight and perspective on this controversial chapter of American history
George H.W. Bush by Timothy J Naftali( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as biographer Naftali argues, no one was better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush wisely encouraged the liberalization of the Soviet system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat Saddam Hussein. At home, Bush reasserted fiscal discipline after the excesses of the Reagan years. Ultimately, his political awkwardness cost Bush a second term: his toughest decisions widened fractures in the Republican Party, and Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. In a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake, with the result that the elder George Bush would see his reputation soar.--From publisher description
Harry S. Truman : the 33rd president by Robert Dallek( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Dallek chronicles the presidency of one of the nation's most respected and accomplished leaders. Harry Truman led the country into the nuclear age and paved the road for civil rights in America
John F. Kennedy : the winds of change( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Canadian softwood lumber : trade dispute negotiations by Charles F Doran( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidential recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George H.W. Bush : the 41st President by Timothy J Naftali( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of America's forty-first president looks at the distinguished political career of a statesman known for his foreign policy, fiscal discipline, successful orchestration of the reunification of Germany, and leadership during the first Gulf War
Lyndon B. Johnson : Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents transcripts of Johnson's telephone conversations throughout his time as president, as he dealt with such issues as the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, with explanations of the issues and people referred to
John F. Kennedy( Book )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis as they unfolded in the Kennedy White House, and the intense pressure U.S. President John F. Kennedy was under to order a pre-emptive strike. Using declassified audiotape excerpts, archival footage, detailed research, and recent interviews with former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev (son of the former Soviet premier), and Timothy Naftali, academic and co-author of a book on the crisis, illustrates how closely the world came to nuclear war in 1962
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One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964
Alternative Names
Naftali, Timothy.

Naftali, Timothy J.

Naftali, Timothy James

Naftali, Timoti

Naftali, Timoti, 1962-

Нафтали, Тимоти

English (105)

Russian (11)

Blind spot : the secret history of American counterterrorismKhrushchev's cold war : the inside story of an American adversaryJohn F. Kennedy : the great crisesGeorge H.W. BushHarry S. Truman : the 33rd presidentThe presidential recordings, Lyndon B. JohnsonGeorge H.W. Bush : the 41st PresidentLyndon B. Johnson : Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964John F. Kennedy