David G. Coleman

Associate Professor

University of Virginia

Miller Center



Current Information

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Selected Books

- The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: W.W. Norton, 2012.

- The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, vols. 4-6 (October 1962 - February 1963) [forthcoming]. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.

- Real-World Nuclear Deterrence: The Making of International Strategy (with Joseph M. Siracusa). Praeger, 2008.

- The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis, concise edition. Associate Editor. Edited by Philip Zelikow and Ernest May. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.

Book Chapters

- “Kennedy, de Gaulle, et les grands crises de Berlin et Cuba,” Conflit et Coopération dans le Relations Franco-Américaines, du Général de Gaulle a Nicolas Sarkozy, edited by Renéo Lukic. Presses Universite Laval, 2009.

Selected Articles

- “The Missiles of November, December, January, February . . . : The Problem of Acceptable Risk in the Cuban Missile Crisis Settlement.” Journal of Cold War Studies 9, 3 (Summer 2007): 5-48.

- “Camelot's Nuclear Conscience.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (May/June 2006): 40-44.

- “The Making of Multilateralist Germany: Implications for U.S.-German Relations.” Nação e Defesa (Nation and Defense) (Portuguese National Defense Institute) 112 (Autumn/Winter 2005).

- “Eisenhower and the Berlin Problem, 1953-1954.” Journal of Cold War Studies 2, 1 (Winter 2000): 3-34.


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