- Kennedy, Robert F., Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: 1969.
Robert Kennedy, the Attorney General and the Presidents brother, played a large role in the crisis. His memoirs are important because it gave a high level first hand account of what was going on.
- Khrushchev, Nikita. Letter to President Kennedy. Received Oct. 25 1962.
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Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the Soviet Union, wrote this letter to President Kennedy saying a compromise could be reached. This letter is important to our project because it gave us direct access to what Khrushchev had said and it was the turning point in the crisis so it is essential to have.
- Knox, William E., Close-up of Khrushchev during a Crisis, The New York Times Magazine, November 18, 1962.
This article gave us an idea of what Khrushchev was thinking and doing during the crisis.
- Nightline. Hosted by Cokie Roberts. Produced and Directed by ABC. WXOW. La Crosse. December 20, 1994.
This program contained recently released tapes of the meeting had with Senate leaders on October 22, 1962. In this we learned that the Senators were strongly for an invasion of Cuba and felt that Kennedy was wrong in ordering a blockade.
- One Minute to Midnight. Narrated by Maria Shriver. Produced by Alexandra Gleysteen, Directed by Sid Feders NBC. WEAU. Eau Claire. October 23, 1962.
This program was aired after the fall of the Soviet Union and the opening of Cuba. Therefore, it contained never before seen interviews and was also able to show what the Soviets and Cubans were doing during the crisis. This video was very important because it contained live interviews with Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, Theodore Sorenson, Pierre Salinger, Sergei Khrushchev, and Fidel Castro, among others. This allowed us to get direct quotes from high level officials which would have been nearly impossible otherwise.
- The Missiles of October. Narrated by Peter Jennings. Produced by Sherry Jones. Directed by Foster Wiley. ABC. WXOW. La Crosse. October 1962.
This program, produced by ABC, was aired at a similar time. It contains everything mentioned about the NBC video but offered a slightly different perspective and showed different video segments. We were also able to get live footage from the time of the crisis which we used in our site.
- Scali, John, I Was the Secret Go-Between in the Cuban Crisis, Family Weekly, October 25, 1964.
John Scali was a respected report of ABC at the time. He maintained close contacts with many leaders in Washington including some from the Kremlin. The Kremlin first contacted him on how a compromise could be reached. This article gave us some further insight into the minute details of the compromise.
- Blight, James and Welch, David. On the Brink. Toronto. Collins Publishers, 1989.
This book gave a comprehensive description of the crisis. It allowed us to easily understand the events that transpired.
- Brugioni, Dino. Eyeball to Eyeball. New York. Random House, 1991.
- Detzer, David. The Brink. New York. Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, 1979
- Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1995. Grolier's Corporation, New York, New York.
- Finklestein, Norman. Thirteen Days/Ninety Miles: The Cuban Missile Crisis. New York. Simon and Schuster, 1994.
Again this book provided good background information. It also helped clarify some vague sections and motivations of the crisis.
- Thompson, Robert Smith. Missiles of October. New York. Simon & Schuster, 1992
This book just like the others contained good information and further increased our knowledge of the subject matter.
- Wyden, Peter. Bay of Pigs the Untold Story. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979