Praise, Press, & Presentations
- Finalist, 2013 Library of Virginia 16th Annual Literary Awards, People’s Choice
- Presentation at the National Archives, with Caroline Kennedy, Ted Widmer, and Timothy Naftali
- In-studio guest on CBS This Morning Saturday, CBS
- In-studio guest on The Foxhole with James Rosen, FOX News
- Presentation at the 92nd Street Y, New York
- Guest on The John Batchelor Show
- Guest on KVON-AM
- Daily Beast op-ed: “The Commander-in-Chief Test”
- Guest on Book TV’s After Words, C-Span TV
- Interviewed on Take Two, KPCC/Southern California Public Radio
- Interviewed on CTV News
- Interviewed on WNPR/Connectict Public Radio
- Presented at the John F. Kennedy Library’s 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis conference, October 13, 2012. Broadcast live on American History TV / C-Span TV
- Presentation at Politics & Prose
- Presentation at Northern Virginia Community College (Loudon)
- Guest on Midday with Dan Rodricks, WYPR/NPR Baltimore
- Presentation at George Washington University’s “The Global Cuban Missile Crisis at 50” conference
- John Valceanu, “Historian Analyzes Immediate Aftermath of Cuban Missile Crisis,” American Forces Press Service, October 24, 2012
- Presentation at the Pentagon hosted by the Defense Department Historical Office
- Panelist at Wilson Center event on the Foreign Relations of the United States Cuban Missile Crisis volumes
- HNN op-ed: “JFK’s War Against Leaks”
- Katharine Whittemore, “6 Books on the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Boston Globe, October 13, 2012
- Interviewed on Talk of the Town with Larry Rifkin (WATR-FM)
- Jay Strafford, “Virginia Book Notes for Nov. 4,” Richmond Times-Dispatch November 4, 2012
- Fred Kaplan, “What the Cuban Missile Crisis Should Teach Us,” Slate.com, October 10, 2012.
- PW Pick: Best New Books for the Week of October 8 selection, Publishers Weekly
- Interviewed by John Hockenberry on The Takeaway (WNYC/NPR), October 8, 2012
- Interviewed by Bill Thompson for Eye on Books
- Reviewed in Washington Post Book World by Jonathan Yardley, September 28, 2012.
- History Book Club selection
An engrossing and revealing account . . . Coleman has provided an excellent analysis of both short and long term results of the crisis.
No family has been better at shaping its own mythology than the Kennedys. Using White House tapes and his own prodigious research and keen insight, David Coleman has painted a portrait of the JFK White House after the Cuban Missile Crisis as it really was. The picture is not damning, but it is human and revealing.
–Evan Thomas, author of Robert Kennedy: His Life and Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Struggle to Save the World
Amid shelves of books on the Kennedy era, here at last is a genuinely fresh and interesting volume about his presidency. Coleman now leads the documentary team that transcribes and explains the recordings of meetings and phone calls that JFK secretly hoarded. Armed with that evidence and an exceptionally firm grasp of the personalities, institutions, and issues of that time, Coleman skillfully shows us a pivotal year, 1962 to mid-1963, the turning point of the Cold War and of the Kennedy presidency.
–Philip Zelikow, former counselor of the Department of State, co-author of The Kennedy Tapes
A half century later there are still important things about the Cuban missile crisis left to explore. David Coleman is the first to use the Kennedy tapes to show that the challenges posed by the crisis did not end on the fabled thirteenth day. The Fourteenth Day is a brilliant reconstruction of a time of superb presidential leadership. It is essential reading for those who love presidential history or just remain fascinated by JFK.
–Timothy Naftali, former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, co-author of One Hell of a Gamble
Illuminates a previously untold chapter about the most dangerous confrontation in human history.
–Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of Defense, author of Essence of Decision
Fascinating; Coleman brings this remarkable story to life, and his use of material from the Kennedy tapes is particularly impressive. This is the sort of book anyone interested in the period will enjoy reading.
–Marc Trachtenberg, author of A Constructed Peace
Director of the Miller Center’s Presidential Recording Program, Coleman has the goods.