Cuban  missile crisis books

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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."
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Vintage)
1.  One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Vintage) by Michael Dobbs
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis
2.  The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest R. May
The list author says:
  "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."
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Averting 'The Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)
3.  Averting 'The Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford Nuclear Age Series) by Sheldon M. Stern
The list author says:
  "A useful compliment to the May-Zelikow volume. A former historian at the JFK library in Boston disputes some of the transcripts used by May-Zelikow, and provides more historical context."
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Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
4.  Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
The list author says:
  "Not entirely accurate, but a thrilling account of the crisis, from the perspective of the Kennedy brothers.  A little dated now, but worth looking at."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964: The Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
5.  One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964: The Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Aleksandr Fursenko
The list author says:
  "Good on the Soviet side of the story, and the historical background to Khrushchev's nuclear gamble in Cuba.  Skips lightly over the 13 Days themselves."
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Thirteen Days (Infinifilm Edition)
6.  Thirteen Days (Infinifilm Edition) DVD ~ Bruce Greenwood
The list author says:
  "The Hollywood version of the crisis.  Includes the usual inaccuracies, and hyping of various incidents, but provides a good feel for the atmosphere in the White House during the 13 days."
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Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Revised to Include New Revelations from Soviet & Cuban Souces (Revised)
7.  Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Revised to Include New Revelations from Soviet & Cuban Souces (Revised) by Raymond L. Garthoff
The list author says:
  "A little dated, but still an excellent scholarly account of the crisis, from the perspective of a former U.S. intelligence analyst."
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.01

Operation Anadyr: U.S. and Soviet Generals Recount the Cuban Missile Crisis
8.  Operation Anadyr: U.S. and Soviet Generals Recount the Cuban Missile Crisis by A. I. Gribkov
The list author says:
  "A first-hand account from one of the senior Soviet officers who was in Cuba during the crisis.  Good on the military perspective."
$23.70   Used & New from: $13.92

Fidel: A Critical Portrait
9.  Fidel: A Critical Portrait by Tad Szulc
The list author says:
  "Based on extensive interviews with Castro, still the best single volume biography of the charismatic Cuban leader."
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Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
10.  Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman
The list author says:
  "The best biography of Khrushchev. Provides insights into his motivations in Cuba, and how the crisis fits into internal Kremlin politics."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis, and the Soviet Collapse
11.  Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis, and the Soviet Collapse by James G. Blight
The list author says:
  "Probably the best account of the missile crisis from the Cuban perspective. Based on a conference of crisis veterans in Havana, including Fidel Castro."
$28.36   Used & New from: $2.49

The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963
12.  The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 by Philip Nash
The list author says:
  "Sheds light on the private deal that Kennedy struck with Khrushchev to remove U.S. Jupiter missiles from Turkey in exchange for the Soviet missiles on Cuba."
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CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
13.  CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 by Mary S. McAuliffe
The list author says:
  "Original documents from the CIA.  Contrary to its secretive reputation, the CIA has done a great job declassifying primary source materials on the missile crisis."
$33.20   Used & New from: $19.99

Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Documents Reader
14.  Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Documents Reader by National Security Archive
The list author says:
  "The National Security Archive has a treasure trove of documents on the crisis, many of which are published here."
$27.86   Used & New from: $4.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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