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Johnston1Elizabeth JohnstonMr. GormallyAP U.S. History28 November 2011Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile CrisisThirteen Dayswas written by President Kennedy’s younger brother, politician, Robert F.Kennedy. When John F. Kennedy became president, he chose Robert Kennedy to be his AttorneyGeneral. Robert Kennedy was also appointed key advisor on the Executive Committee of the NationalSecurity Council, “Ex Comm”, during the thirteen days where the welfare of the United States, aswell as the rest of the world, was threatened by the Russians and the Cubans. While on this exclusiveteam, Robert witnessed his brother face tough decisions and situations that had great outcomes.Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisisis Robert Kennedy’s day to day recollection ofthe Cuban Missile Crisis and the hardships he witnessed while on the Ex Comm.Thirteen Daysis Robert’s view of what happened behind the scenes of the Cuban Missile