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Included are the secondary and primary source material I have used to construct the timeline. Also included, in the spirit of transparency, are sources of special inspiration.

Reference Works

Political Theory

The Prince – Niccolò Machiavelli, 1532

Discourses on Livy – Niccolò Machiavelli, 1517

United States

The Eisenhower Diaries – edited by Robert Ferrell, 1981

1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies – David Pietrusza, 2008

The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis, 2007

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume V: Soviet Union - Editors: Charles S. Sampson, John Michael Joyce, General Editor: David S. Patterson, 1998

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume VI: Kennedy-Khrushchev Exchanges - Editor: Charles S. Sampson, General Editor: Glenn W. LaFantasie, 1998

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XIV: Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962 – Editor: Charles S. Sampson, General Editor: Glenn W. LaFantasie, 1998

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XXI: Africa - Editor: Nina Davis Howlan, General Editor: Glen W. LaFantasie, 1998

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XXII: Northeast Asia - Editors: Edward C. Keefer, David W. Mabon, Harriet Dashiell Schwar, General Editor: Glenn W. LaFantasie

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XXIV: Laos Crisis – Editors: Edward C. Keefer, General Editor: Glenn W. LaFantasie

Confidential Secretary: Ann Whitman’s 20 years with Eisenhower and Rockefeller – Robert J. Donovan, 1988

The Life of Nelson Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958 – Cary Reich, 1998

Nixon: The Education of a Politician – Stephen Ambrose, 1987

Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power – Robert Dallek, 2008

Nixon: An Oral History of his Presidency – Gerald S. and Deborah H. Strober, 1994

White House Years - Henry Kissinger, 1979

Robert Kennedy: His Life - Evan Thomas, 2000

John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life - Robert Dallek, 2004

A Charmed Life: Gregory Peck – Lynn Haney, 2005

Madison Avenue U.S.A: The Inside Story of American Advertising – Martin Mayer, 1958

Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals – David King Dunaway, Molly Beer, 2010

Civil Rights Crossroads: Nation, Community, and the Black Freedom Struggle – Steven F. Lawson, 2003

South East Asia

The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II – Robert J. McMahon, 1999

Confronting Sukarno: British, American, Australian and New Zealand diplomacy in the Malaysian-Indonesian Confrontation, 1961-65 – John Subritzky, 1999

Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History, Told From All Sides – Christian G. Appy, 2008


French Army in Politics – John S. Ambler, 1966

The Fifth Republic – Dorothy Pickles, 1960

La Vie en Bleu: France and the French since 1900 – Rod Kedward, 2006

The Troubled Partnership: A Re-appraisal of the Atlantic Alliance – Henry Kissinger, 1965

Paris 1961: Algerians, State Terror and Memory – Jim House, Neil MacMaster, 2006

The Arts

Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed – Robert Sellers, 2009

Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography – Piers Paul Read, 2004

Orson Welles: A Critical View – Andre Bazin, 1978

Life: The Autobiography of Keith Richards – Keith Richards, 2010

W.B Yeats: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney – W.B Yeats, Seamus Heaney, 2004

Meditations in an Emergency – Frank O’Hara, 1957

Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan, 1956

A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood, 1962

Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood, 1939

Mad Men – Created by Matthew Weiner, broadcast on AMC 2007-Present

Doctor Who – Created by Sydney Newman, broadcast on the BBC from 1963-1989, thence 2005-Present

A Single Man – Dir. Tom Ford, 2009

Nixon - Dir. Oliver Stone, 1995

Latin America

The Bolivian Diary: The Authorised Version – Ernesto Guevara, 2009

United Kingdom

Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles – Dominic Sandbrook, 2006

Margaret Thatcher: The Path to Power – Margaret Thatcher, 1995

Hugh Gaitskell – Philip M. Williams, 1979

The Lion’s Share: A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004 – Bernard Porter, 2004

Empire - Niall Ferguson, 2004

Soviet Union

In Confidence - Anatoly Dobrynin, 1995

Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia – Orlando Figes, 2003

The Word that Causes Death’s Defeat: Anna Akhmatova – Nancy K. Anderson, 2004

Chernenko: The Last Bolshevik - Ilya Zemtsov, 1989

A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev – Vladislav Martinovich Zubok, 2007

The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West – Christopher Andrew and Vassili Mitrokhin, 2006

The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in the World: Pt 2 - Christopher Andrew and Vassili Mitrokhin, 2006

Khrushchev: The Man and his Era – William Taubman, 2006


The Japanese Communist Movement: 1920-1966 – Robert A. Scalapino, 1966


China: A History – John Keay, 2009

Mao's Great Famine - Frank Dikötter, 2010


Portugal and Africa - David Birmingham, 2004

Portugal in Africa: The Last Hundred Years - Malyn Newitt, 1981

Mobutu or Chaos?: The United States and Zaire, 1960-90 - Michael G. Schatzberg, 1991

Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire - Witney W. Schneidman, 2004

Israel and the Middle East

A History of the Arab Peoples - Albert Hourani, 1991

India and Pakistan

Pakistan: A Hard Country - Anatol Lieven, 2011

India: A History - John Keay, 2010


Essays - George Orwell, 2000

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