Essence of Decision

Author: Philip Zelikow
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780321013491
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One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-written, the Second Edition of this classic text is a fresh reinterpretation of the theories and events surrounding the Cuban Missle Crisis, incorporating all new information from the Kennedy tapes and recently declassified Soviet files. Essence of Decision Second Edition, is a vivid look at decision-making under pressure and is the only single volume work that attempts to answer the enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their government?

The Shattered Crystal Ball

Author: James G. Blight
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780822630159
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An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis from a psychological perspective, arguing that fear played a central role in the outcome of the crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory

Author: Sheldon M. Stern
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804784329
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This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations. A half-century after the event it is surely time to demonstrate, once and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the personal memoirs of other ExComm members cannot be taken seriously as historically accurate accounts of the ExComm meetings.

Thinking In Time

Author: Richard E. Neustadt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451667622
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“A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).

Explaining Foreign Policy

Author: Steve A. Yetiv
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402645
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thoroughly updated with a new preface and a chapter on the 2003 Iraq War, Explaining Foreign Policy, already widely used in courses, will continue to be of interest to students and scholars of foreign policy, international relations, and related fields.

Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Raymond L. Garthoff
ISBN: 9780815730514
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In this book, Raymond L. Garthoff, a participant in the Cuban Missile Crisis deliberations of the U.S. government, reflects on the nature of the crisis, it's consequences, and it's lessons for the future. He provides a unique combination of memoir, historical analysis, and political interpretations.

Defcon 2

Author: Norman Polmar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471670223
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A detailed description of the events, issues, and personalities involved in the lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fateful thirteen days in October is examined in an incisive analysis of one of the pivotal events of the Cold War.

One Minute to Midnight

Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 1400078911
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A study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis chronicles the standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, analyzing the events and personalities involved to reveal how close the world came to all-out nuclear war.

The National Security Enterprise

Author: Roger Z. George
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626164401
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"In cooperation with the Center for Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University" -- Title page.

Flawed by Design

Author: Amy B. Zegart
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080474131X
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Challenging the belief that national security agencies work well, this book asks what forces shaped the initial design of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council in ways that meant they were handicapped from birth.