Tuesday, October 8, 2013



The Cuban missile crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other. It is widely believed to be the occasion when the Cold War nearly morphed into a full-scale nuclear conflict.

Cuban Missile Crisis—Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_missile_crisis


BU—Buder Branch
CP—Carpenter Branch
DA—Julia Davis Branch
HG—History, Geography, and Travel (Central Library)
MA—Machacek Branch
SC—Schlafly Branch
SS—Social Sciences (Central Library)
ST—Stacks (Central Library)


Allison, Graham T. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971. ST—327.73

Blight, James G, and David A. Welch. On the Brink: Americans and Soviets Reexamine the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Hill and Wang, 1989. BU—973.922

Brugioni, Dino A, and Robert F. McCort. Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Random House, 1991. ST,BU—973.922

Chang, Laurence, and Peter Kornbluh. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Documents Reader. New York: The New Press, 1992. ST—973.922

Dobbs, Michael. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. HG,ST,BU,CP,MA,SC—972.91064

Frankel, Max. High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004. SS—327.47093

Garthoff, Raymond L. Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution, 1987. ST—972.91064

George, Alice L. Awaiting Armageddon: How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. HG—973.912

Kennedy, Robert F. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1969. SS,BU—327.73

May, Ernest R, and Philip Zelikow. The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997. HG,BU—973.922

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