Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Robert F. Kennedy

The unique, gripping account of the perilous showdown between the United States and the Soviet Union. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Concise Edition

Ernest R. May (Editor), Philip D. Zelikow (Editor)

This book contains transcripts from the Oval Office conversations of President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The recordings were made by secret recording devices which President Kennedy had installed in the Oval Office, and were transcribed for the book by court reporters with revisions by the editors.

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Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Documents Reader

by Laurence Chang (Editor)

The book evolved from a six-year project to obtain, organize, and disseminate the declassified records of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Reproductions of 83 documents are presented chronologically, in four introduced sections. Prefatory material includes a summary and a glossary of people and organizations; end matter includes a chronology and a bibliography, but no index.

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One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

by Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy J. Naftali

Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, One Hell of a Gamble offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.

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Anatomy of the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James A. Nathan

The Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest the United States came to nuclear war during the Cold War era. Facing down the buildup of Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962, President John F. Kennedy took a calculated risk and succeeded in negotiating the removal of those weapons after weeks of teetering on the brink of war. This riveting narrative and ready-reference guide captures the drama of that crisis. Eleven chapters trace the unfolding of events from the United States, Cuban, and Soviet perspectives.

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Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis

by Mark J. White

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents.

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