Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 278 pages

Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide captures the historical context, the minute-by-minute drama, and the profound repercussions of the "Missiles of October" confrontation that brought the very real threat of nuclear attack to the United States' doorstep. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the crisis, it takes full advantage of recently opened Soviet archives as well as interviews with key Russian, Cuban, and U.S. officials to explore the event as it played out in Moscow, Havana, Washington, and other locations around the world.

Cuban Missile Crisis contains an introductory essay by the author and alphabetically organized reference entries contributed by leading Cold War researchers. The book also includes an exceptionally comprehensive bibliography. Together, these resources give readers everything they need to understand the escalating tensions that led to the crisis as well as the intense diplomacy that resolved it, including new information about the back-channel negotiations between Robert Kennedy and Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin.

 

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Contents

Entries
1
Primary Documents
193
2 KennedyKhrushchev Exchanges during the Cuban Missile Crisis October 2228 1962
199
3 Meeting between US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin October 27 1962
223
4 Meeting between US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin October 28 1962
228
5 Chairman Nikita Khrushchev to President John F Kennedy Moscow October 28 1962
230
6 Meeting between US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin October 30 1962
232
7 Letters between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev October 2631 1962
236
Chronology
249
Bibliography
255
About the Editor and Contributors
269
Index
271
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About the author (2012)

Priscilla Roberts, PhD, is associate professor of history and honorary director of the Centre of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

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