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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.

Paul Zimbardo

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. Walter.

Research Notes:

Garthoff, Raymond L. Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Washington DC: Brooking Institution 1989.
Systematically 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/>
There 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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