For: [Letter] 1962 October 19, Washington [to] Francis E. Walter, Washington, D.C. / Lyndon [Johnson].
[Telegram] 1962 October 23, Washington [to] Francis E. Walter, Washington, D.C. / Lyndon Johnson.
[Letter] 1962 October 24, Washington [to] Francis E. Walter, Washington, D.C. / Lyndon Johnson.
Research Question: What is the matter of "highest
national urgency" that made Johnson cancel his meeting with Francis Walter that
he was "looking forward to every minute", a few days earlier and what happened
in those first few days of the emergency?
Time Interval: The time between the start of the Cuban
Missile Crisis and when Lyndon B. Johnson canceled his meeting with Francis E.
- Garthoff, Raymond
L. Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Washington DC: Brooking Institution 1989.
shows how the decision making process worked for JFK. There is a lot of
information that is easy to understand on the way that the administration took
action but there is only one page dedicated to Johnson in the entire book.
- Kennedy, Robert F. Thirteen Days. New York: Norton & Company, 1969.
- This is RFK's memoir about his time
as an aid for the Cuban Missile Crisis. It gives a detailed account of the
inner thoughts of the White House during the crisis. Due to his close
relationship with the President, it reveals a lot about what the President
thought during the early stages of the crisis but does not have a lot about
LBJ. There are great pictures at the end of the book that I could use.
- Lechuga, Carlos. In the Eye of the Storm. New York: Ocean Press, 1995.
- The book has a lot of history but
focuses primarily on what happened before the actual conflict. There is not a
lot of information on the early stages of the conflict or my research topic but
there is information that I could use as background information.
- Lyndon B.
Johnson. Wikipedia. 13 Novemeber 2005. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_Johnson>
- I noticed a gap in my research regarding Johnson so I decided to look at an
encyclopedia for him. This gave me some information that I could use as
background before I even talk about the crisis.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis 1942: A Political Perspective
After 40 Years. The National Security Archive. 26 October 2005. <http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/>
- The timeline is extremely detailed
but the best thing about this resource is that it has historians' analysis of
the tapes. There are also other miscellaneous resources such as declassified
documents and excellent photographs taken from the U2 spy-plane.
- The Cuban
Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962. History and Politics Out Loud. 8 October 1997. <http://www.hpol.org/jfk/cuban/>
is a great timeline of the crisis and there are a lot of audio clips of exactly
what was going on everyday including the day that the letters were written.
This will help in both the project and the research.
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