PrimarySources Pt. 1Chang, Laurence; Koen, Peter, eds.
(1998). “Introduction”. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security ArchiveDocuments Reader (2nd Edu.). New York: New Press.
ISBN 978–56584-474-2.This primary sourcecontained information on how communication played an important role in theresolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It tells me about the letters sentbetween Khrushchev and Kennedy within the book “Thirteen Days”. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. “Address to thenation.
” Washington D.C. 22 Oct. 1962.
AddressThirteen Days is a book written by Robert F.Kennedy, brother and advisor of President John F Kennedy. He served as AttorneyGeneral of the US and was a chief advisor to Kennedy during the Missile Crisis.He details his experience of the decision-making process of EXCOMM during CubanMissile Crisis and the result of Kennedy’s decision. Kennedy Museum and Library, John F. “Cuban Missile Crisis.” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library andMuseum, 22 Oct.
2002,www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Cuban-Missile-Crisis.aspx. This Primary was basically an overviewof the Cuban Missile Crisis and was the first cites I went to to look forinformation Kennedy, John F.”President Kennedy’s Letter to Premier Khrushchev.” Letter to Nikita Khrushchev.
6 Nov. 1962. The Cuban MissileCrisis, 1962: The Documents.
National Security Archive, M.D. Web. 7 Jan.
2017 This was a letter written to Soviet PremierNikita Khrushchev from US President John Kennedy. In this letter, Kennedyasserts his position and the position of the United States after the discoveryof the missile sites in Cuba and states that the only way to defusethe situation is for the USSR to remove their missiles from Cuba. McAuliffe, Mary S.
“Meeting With Attorney General of the United States Concerning Cuba.”Www.cia.
gov. CIA, 19 Jan. 1962, McAuliffe, Mary S. “CIADocuments for Cuban Missile Crisis.”, CIA, 6Oct 1992, www.cia.gov/library/center- for-the-study- of-intelligence/chi-publications/books-and monographs/Cuban%20Missile%20Crisis1962.
pdf.This pdf is a conversation between AttorneyGeneral Robert F Kennedy concerning Cuban Missile CrisisMcNamara, Robert S. Notes on October 21, 1962 Meeting withthe President. Washington D.
C National Security Archive, ND PDF. These were notes taken by Secretary ofDefense Robert S. McNamara on a military briefing during the Cuban MissileCrisis. The President is in the company of many of his generals and militaryleaders and they provide him with an assessment of the effectiveness ofdifferent military approaches.PrimarySources Pt. 2 William, Craig H. “Memorandum for the Chief of Operations.” 19Feb.
1962. A once top secretdocument between Attorney General Robert F Kennedy concerning the OctoberCrisisSecondarySources Pt. 1 Canton, Andrew R.
L. America:Pathways to the Present .Needham, MA: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print.This is another librarytextbook.
This textbook showed us how John F. Kennedy’s stand isregarded, even today (more than 50 years later) as a bold and heroic act tosave the entire world from nuclear war. Davidson, James West., and Michael B. Scoff.
The American Nation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall inAssociation with American Heritage, 2000.This is a textbook thatis commonly used in American History classrooms. The section on the CubanMissile Crisis showed the lasting impact of Kennedy’s stand and how influentialit was.Gopala,Kathie. “Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. “Foreign Policy Journal.
Md ., 05 Sept. 2016.
Web. 07 Jan. 2017.This online articleprovided an overview of Kennedy’s moves during the Cuban MissileCrisis through the aspect of the US Foreign Policy Process. It evaluatesthe situation that Kennedy was placed in during the crisis and determines theeffectiveness of Kennedy’s use of the standard Foreign Policy Process.“Kennan and Containment.” “Officeof the Historian.
U.S. Department of State, ND Web. 03 Apr.2017This article provides detailed explanation about the origin of the policyof containment during the Cold War. The US asserted its position tocontain Soviet influence and do everything in its power to prevent Sovietcommunist ideas from spreading to other countries.
SecondarySources Pt. 2LaGrange, Sam. “Soviet Perspective on the Cuban MissileCrisis from Nikita Khrushchev’s Son.” USSR News. ND, 05 Feb.2013. Web. 03 Apr.
2017This interview with Sergei Khrushchev,the son of Nikita Khrushchev, reveals more about the Soviet perspective andreaction during the crisis. Once again, I wanted to gain a fullpicture of the crisis, and to do this, I needed to research the sideof the USSR.”Timeline” CubanMissile Crisis. Harvard Kennedy School Belter Center for Science and International Affairs, 2016. Web. 07 Jan.
2017.This timeline was oneof the first resources I used. I wanted to gain a sense of the order of eventsthat transpired during the Cuban Missile Crisis before starting to researchabout the decision-making process.