History of Guantanamo Bay
by M. E. Murphy
Originally published in 1953, with 1964 update.
U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, 2 vols.
--"The monumental work presented here is actually the culmination of two volumes on the history of both the area and of the base. Part one covers Columbus' discovery of the bay in 1494 and goes through "modern times" of 1953. Volume two, written in 1964, takes up from there, recounting important events in the base's first few years as a closed facility, including the Cuban Missile Crisis." [Archived 2008]