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dictate
used in Killing Kennedy

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Hitler dictated that...
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issue commands or orders
  • On the other hand, he had fanatically ridiculed Eisenhower about Castro and knew he would look soft on communism if he did nothing to deter the brutal dictator.
    p. 50.3
  • In Moscow, another brutal dictator, Nikita Khrushchev, who murdered his way up the ladder of Soviet Union politics, was confused: "Why should an elephant be afraid of a mouse?" he wondered.
    p. 50.9
  • An ensuing guerrilla war against the United States by Castro's supporters might benefit the Soviet Union by allowing it to establish a military presence in the Western Hemisphere to aid the Cuban dictator.
    p. 51.2
  • However, now, as he begins his response to Kennedy's speech, the Soviet dictator turns crafty and chooses his words carefully.
    p. 120.9
  • That makes the Soviet dictator smile: his nuclear warheads are equivalent to 1 million tons.
    p. 122.1
  • The Russian dictator sees that the American president is willing to conduct a nuclear war if pushed to the limit.
    p. 129.8
  • And in his mind he has done plenty to impress the Cuban dictator, Castro.
    p. 214.0

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  • When White dictated the story to his editors in New York, Jackie hovered nearby, listening in.
    p. 293.9
  • Oswald likes to be "the Commander" in their marriage, dictating the details of their life and refusing to let Marina learn English, for fear he'll lose control over her.
    p. 103.5
  • "You, Mr. President, are not declaring a quarantine," Khrushchev dictates to a secretary, "but rather are setting forth an ultimatum and threatening that if we do not give in to your demands you will use force.
    p. 120.9
  • Shortly after midnight, he sits down and dictates a new message to President Kennedy.
    p. 126.2

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