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Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis (American Ways)

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Publisher Comments:

For many years historians of the Cuban missile crisis have concentrated on those thirteen days in October 1962 when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. Mark White s study adds an equally intense scrutiny of the causes and consequences of the crisis. Missiles in Cuba is based on up-to-date scholarship as well as Mr. White s own findings in National Security Archive materials, Kennedy Library tapes of ExComm meetings, and correspondence between Soviet officials in Washington and Havana all newly released. His more rounded picture gives us a much clearer understanding of the policy strategies pursued by the United States and the Soviet Union (and, to a lesser extent, Cuba) that brought on the crisis. His almost hour-by-hour account of the confrontation itself also destroys some venerable myths, such as the unique initiatives attributed to Robert Kennedy. And his assessment of the consequences of the crisis points to salutary effects on Soviet-American relation and on U.S. nuclear defense strategy, but questionable influences on Soviet defense spending and on Washington s perception of its talents for crisis management, later tested in Vietnam.

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Compact interpretations of key episodes and important topics and themes, written by accomplished historians in lucid prose at reasonable length.

Synopsis:

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.

Synopsis:

Based on up-to-date scholarship and his own research in newly released documents, White assesses the causes and consequences of the crisis in addition to providing a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation. His more rounded picture destroys some venerable myths and gives us a much clearer understanding of the policy strategies pursued by the United States and the Soviet Union. American Ways Series.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-163) and index.

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ISBN:
9781566631563
Author:
White, Mark J.
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Cuban missile crisis, 1962
Subject:
Cuban Missile Crisis, 19
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The American ways series
Series Volume:
v. 37
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8.21x5.34x.57 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 182 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566631563 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Compact interpretations of key episodes and important topics and themes, written by accomplished historians in lucid prose at reasonable length.
"Synopsis" by , The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.
"Synopsis" by , Based on up-to-date scholarship and his own research in newly released documents, White assesses the causes and consequences of the crisis in addition to providing a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation. His more rounded picture destroys some venerable myths and gives us a much clearer understanding of the policy strategies pursued by the United States and the Soviet Union. American Ways Series.
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