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One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 /

by Fursenko, A. A; Naftali, Timothy J.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Norton, ©1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 420 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0393040704; 9780393040708; 0393317900; 9780393317909.Subject(s): Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Cuba | Cuba -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963
Contents:
"Where does Castro stand regarding Russia?" -- Our man in Havana -- La Coubre -- "Cuba si, Yankee no!" -- Bay of Pigs -- The education of a president -- Condor and Mongoose -- Trouble in the tropics -- The nuclear decision -- Anadyr -- "Now we can swat your ass" -- Ex comm -- Missile crisis -- Climax of the Cold War -- Mikoyan's mission -- To the American University speech -- Dallas and Moscow
Summary: A look at newly opened Russian archives reveals just how close we got to nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-408) and index

"Where does Castro stand regarding Russia?" -- Our man in Havana -- La Coubre -- "Cuba si, Yankee no!" -- Bay of Pigs -- The education of a president -- Condor and Mongoose -- Trouble in the tropics -- The nuclear decision -- Anadyr -- "Now we can swat your ass" -- Ex comm -- Missile crisis -- Climax of the Cold War -- Mikoyan's mission -- To the American University speech -- Dallas and Moscow

A look at newly opened Russian archives reveals just how close we got to nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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