Seven Days in May, a novel written in 1962 and turned into a film in 1964, concerns a planned coup d’état by the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff. They scheme to overthrow a soft-on-communism presidential administration in the wake of disarmament talks with the Soviets. The book is commentary, in real time, on events during the early stages of the Kennedy administration.
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