Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide

Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide

by Priscilla Roberts (Editor)

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Overview

Drawing on revealing new research, this richly informative volume is the definitive concise introduction to the crisis that took the world to the brink of nuclear war.


• 73 alphabetically organized entries that offer valuable insights into the leaders, events, and ideas that shaped the Cuban Missile Crisis

• More than a dozen expert contributors representing all countries involved in the crisis

• Seven primary source documents, including President Kennedy's speech to the American public and letters exchanged between Premier Kruschev and Fidel Castro

• Biographies of major figures, including the Kennedys, Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Adlai Stevenson, and Valerian Zorin

• A thorough chronology outlining all key events before, during, and after the crisis

• A comprehensive bibliography on the crisis, including a significant number of recent publications that have brought new understanding of the conflict to light

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610690652
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

List of Entries ix

Introduction xi

Entries 1

Primary Documents 193

1 President John F. Kennedy, Report to the American People on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba, October 22, 1962 193

2 Kennedy-Khrushchev Exchanges during the Cuban Missile Crisis, October 22-28, 1962 199

3 Meeting between U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, October 27, 1962 223

4 Meeting between U.S. 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 U.S. 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 26-31, 1962 236

Chronology 249

Bibliography 255

About the Editor and Contributors 269

Index 271

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