Robert F. Kennedy Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy. A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis with introductions by Robert S. McNamara and Harold Macmillan. It is impossible to take up this book without a renewed sense of loss. The inner story of the masterly handeling of the Cuban missile crisis by one brother is told us by another, both these men played leading parts in this drama, one as Principal the other as Adjitant, both have been struck down in the prime of life. We can only speculate as to what might have been their fuller achievements singly or jointly had they been spared. Each has a place in History. Meanwhile we must be grateful for this single yet enthralling acount by his closest and most intimate colleauge of the President's thoughts and actions, throughout the most dangerous issue which the world has had to face since the end of the second war.