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  • Volume Podcast Track artwork Track artwork Small Island, Big Shadow: Cuba and the US (167 clicks)
  • 14 Days in October(157 clicks)
    The closest the world has come to nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. The Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States.
  • British response to the Cuban Missile Crisis(177 clicks)
    Good analysis
  • Collective Memories(156 clicks)
    What people remember of the Crisis
  • Cuban Missile Crisis(187 clicks)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath(153 clicks)
    Foreign Relations Series Volume Summary. 1961-1963, Volume XI: Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath. The volume can be read online.
  • Documents Relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis(183 clicks)
    Metasite from Mt. Holyoke.
  • JFK address to the nation(161 clicks)
    "Good evening, my fellow citizens: This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive Missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere."
  • Khrushchev to John F. Kennedy(161 clicks)
    Original documents from the Soviet Exhibit
  • NSA and the Cuban Missile Crisis(147 clicks)
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962(147 clicks)
    An Introduction by Peter Kornbluh and Laurence Chang
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962(178 clicks)
    Text plus RealAudio files of Kennedy.