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Gleijeses, Piero

Overview
Works: 43 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 7,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Legislative hearings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F1466.5.A688, 327.730728109044
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Most widely held works by Piero Gleijeses
Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954 by Nick Cullather( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1992, the Central Intelligence Agency hired the young historian Nick Cullather to write a history (classified "secret" and for internal distribution only) of the Agency's Operation PBSUCCESS, which overthrew the lawful government of Guatemala in 1954. Given full access to the Agency's archives, he produced a vivid insider's account, intended as a training manual for cover operators, detailing how the CIA chose targets, planned strategies, and organized the mechanics of waging a secret war. In 1997, during a brief period of open disclosure, the CIA declassified the history with remarkably few substantive deletions. The New York Times called it "an astonishingly frank account ... which may be a high-water mark in the agency's openness." Here is that account, with new notes by the author which clarify points in the history and add newly available information." "This book reveals how the legend of PBSUCCESS grew, and why attempts to imitate it failed so disastrously at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 and in the Contra war in the 1980's. The Afterword traces the effects of the coup of 1954 on the subsequent unstable politics and often violent history of Guatemala."--Jacket
Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 by Piero Gleijeses( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conflicting Missions is an account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65 - where 100 Cubans led by Che Guevara clashed with 1,000 mercenaries controlled by the CIA - and, finally, to the dramatic dispatch of 30,000 Cubans to Angola in 1975-1976, which stopped the South African advance on Luanda and doomed Henry Kissinger's major covert operation there. The Cuban victory damaged U.S. and South African prestige, weakened detente, and gave heart to black Africans."--Jacket
Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 by Piero Gleijeses( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the super powers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed and over the decolonization of Namibia. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. This book provides an international history of this important theater of the late Cold War
Shattered hope : the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no other Central American country was U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, charges Piero Gleijeses. Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed on no single "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and passion, this study analyzes the history and downfall of what seems in retrospect to have been Guatemala's best government, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, by a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs. "Piero Gleijeses offers a historical road map that may serve as a guide for future generations. ... [Readers] will come away with an understanding of the foundation of a great historical tragedy."--Saul Landau, The Progressive. "[Gleijeses's] academic rigor does not prevent him from creating an accessible, lucid, almost journalistic account of an episode whose tragic consequences still reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal.--Publisher description
The Dominican crisis : the 1965 Constitutionalist revolt and American intervention by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cuban drumbeat : Castro's worldview : Cuban foreign policy in a hostile world by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflecting on Cuba's unique foreign policy--what it meant, what its legacy is and how Cuba has adjusted to a world dominated by the United States--Gleijeses asserts that it is without equal in modern times. During the cold war, extra-continental military interventions were the preserve of the two superpowers, a few West European countries and Cuba. Moreover, West European military interventions in the 30 years between the rise of Castro and the end of the cold war pale in size and daring compared to those of Cuba. The dispatch of 36,000 Cuban soldiers to Angola between November 1975 and April 1976 to repel a South African invasion encouraged by Washington stunned the world; in early 1978, 12,000 Cuban soldiers went to Ethiopia to help defeat a Somali invasion; by 1988, there were 55,000 Cuban soldiers in Angola. Even the Soviet Union sent far fewer troops beyond its immediate neighbourhood than did Cuba. The cold war framed three decades of Castro's revolutionary zeal, but Castro's vision was always larger than it. For him, the battle against imperialism--his life's raison d'être--is more than the struggle against the United States: it is the war against despair and oppression in the Third World. This war continues."--Jacket
Cuba y África : historia común de lucha y sangre by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tilting at windmills : Reagan in Central America by Piero Gleijeses( )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misiones en conflicto : la Habana, Washington y África : 1959-1976 by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, Pretoria by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and culture in Guatemala by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crisis dominicana by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heisse Kriege im Kalten Krieg by Bernd Greiner( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungFür den größten Teil der nördlichen Hemisphäre war die Ära des Kalten Krieges eine Phase des Friedens - wenn auch eines unbequemen Friedens, erzwungen durch die Garantie der gegenseitigen nuklearen Vernichtung und gekennzeichnetvon ideologischer und materieller Hochrüstung und permanenter Kriegsbereitschaft. Die heißen Kriege des Kalten Krieges aber fanden jenseits des Kernbereichs der beiden feindlichen Blöcke statt. Mehr als 150 größere bewaffnete Konflikte sind zwischen 1945 und 1989 in der Dritten Welt ausgetragen worden. In der Wahrnehmung der Zeitgenossen galten sie mehrh
La esperanza desgarrada : la rebelión dominicana de 1965 y la invasión norteamericana by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemala : the struggle for democracy by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La epopeya cubana : la visión del mundo de Fidel Castro : política exterior de la revolución en un mundo hostil by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States invasion of the Dominican Republic, 1961-1966 by Piero Gleijeses( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La esperanza rota : la revolución guatemalteca y los Estados Unidos, 1944-1954 by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Castro's Cuba in the Cold War by Piero Gleijeses( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiones de libertad : La Habana, Washington, Pretoria y la lucha por el sur de África (1976-1991) by Piero Gleijeses( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the super powers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed and over the decolonization of Namibia. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. This book provides an international history of this important theater of the late Cold War
 
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Secret history : the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954
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Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976Shattered hope : the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954The Cuban drumbeat : Castro's worldview : Cuban foreign policy in a hostile worldConflicting missions : Havana, Washington, PretoriaLa crisis dominicana
Alternative Names
Piero Gleijeses historien italien

Piero Gleijeses Italian historian

皮耶羅·葛雷傑西

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (37)

French (4)

German (1)