This excellent publication from 2001 is a compilation of CIA 'Cuban Missile Crisis' material which has been de-classified and is largely un-redacted.
The entire text is made up of cables, memoranda, documents, notes and other matter that was generated and disseminated between the CIA and every other department and individual who was involved in handling the thirteen-day crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war way back in `62.
This is a marvellous resource - and a gripping read, as well - for students and casual readers of history alike.
The material affords an unmatched insight into the thinking and manoeuvres of everyone who was at centre-stage as President Kennedy sought options, opinions and advice.
The politicians, military and diplomats wrestled with the fate of the world and huge chunks of their deliberations and exchanges are laid bare here for all to see.
Ideally the reader will have studied other books on the subject in order to have a complete overview of the crisis, but, this book will fill-in-the-gaps with solid detail that would not have been available to other writers until the de-classifications of 1992.