VMF Film-Book Recommendations October 2022

Film recommendations

The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Merab Ninidze, tells the true story of a British businessman who is recruited to pass information to an agent of the Soviet Union, in an attempt to prevent nuclear war. 2020, PG-13. Available on Amazon.


Thirteen Days, starring Kevin Costner, is based on Robert F. Kennedy’s book Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It provides an inside look at the Kennedy Administration during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. 2001, PG-13. Available on Amazon.

 


Book recommendation

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Fifty years ago the USA and the USSR were on the brink of nuclear war. Robert F. Kennedy, US Attorney General at the time, describes meetings in the White House after missiles were discovered in Cuba by a U-2 spy plane. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis, publisher: W. W. Norton, 1969. Wherever books are sold.