The list author says: "Hundreds of books have been written about the Cuban missile crisis. Here are the books that were most helpful to me in writing my narrative history of the "13 days" that brought the world to the the brink of nuclear war."
"The 1962 nuclear showdown between Kennedy and Khrushchev has been exhaustively documented--but there is still a lot new to be said. I drew on the great work by the authors named below, but also found a lot of new, original material, by combining archival research and interviews with missile crisis veterans, in both Russia and the U.S. Out in paperback in June."
"Be a fly on the wall in the White House as JFK debates with his advisers how to respond to the Soviet deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba. This edited transcript of the White House tapes needs to be supplemented with other sources in order to get a full picture of what was happening in and around Cuba in October 1962."