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Back channel to Cuba : the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and Havana

Author: William M LeoGrande; Peter Kornbluh
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--this fascinating book chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Dust jackets (Binding)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M LeoGrande; Peter Kornbluh
ISBN: 9781469617633 1469617633 9781469626604 1469626608 1469626624 9781469626628 9781469626611 1469626616
OCLC Number: 875742399
Description: xiv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rebuilding bridges --
Eisenhower : patience and forbearance --
Kennedy : the secret search for accommodation --
Johnson : Castro reaches out --
Nixon and Ford : Kissinger's Caribbean d'tente --
Carter : close, but no cigar --
Reagan and Bush : diplomatic necessity --
Clinton : from calibrated response to parallel positive steps --
George W. Bush : turning back the clock --
Obama : a new beginning? --
Intimate adversaries, possible friends.
Responsibility: William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh.
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Observers should look to Back Channel to Cuba and its mastery of detail and analysis for the precedents that map out the road ahead--and the potholes to avoid.--American Historical Review LeoGrande Read more...

 
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