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Contesting Castro : the United States and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Thomas G Paterson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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"Engaging diplomatic history of US-Cuban relations focuses on the 1950s and early 1960s. Aims to explain reasons for the conflict between neighbors"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paterson, Thomas G., 1941-
Contesting Castro.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)656448760
Named Person: Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Paterson
ISBN: 0195086309 9780195086300
OCLC Number: 28375004
Description: xii, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Puzzling Matter --
I. Building the Cuban-American Relationship at Mid-Century. 1. Dependencies: Batista, Castro, and the United States. 2. Confusionist Cubanism: The Political Mess Before Granma. 3. Sugar, North American Business, and Other Bittersweets. 4. Curve Balls, Casinos, and Cuban-American Culture. 5. Supplying Repression: Military, CIA and FBI Links --
II. Confronting the Insurrection. 6. Thunderstorms: Castro's Granma Rebels and the Matthews Interview. 7. Ambassador Gardner and the Propaganda War. 8. Violence Victorious: Ambassador Smith Meets the Rebellion. 9. Expanding Contact with the Rebels. 10. Taking Sides: Arms, Arrests, and Elections --
III. Riding the Tiger to Defeat. 11. Batista's Self-destruction and the Suspension of Arms. 12. Terrible Mood: Castro and the General Strike. 13. Operation Fin de Fidel and U.S. Weapons: Anti-Americanism Ascendant. 14. Rocket Heads, Kidnappers, and the Castros. 15. Frankenstein, Texaco, Nicaro, and a Toughened Attitude. 16. Burning Up the Wires: The Quest for Communists and Arms --
IV. Dumping the Dictator, Blocking the Rebel. 17. A Pox on Both Their Houses. 18. Batista Dismissed: Pawley's Plot and Smith's Blow. 19. U.S. Third-Force Conspiracies and Batista's Flight. 20. Madhouse: Castro's Victory, Smith's Defeat --
V. Losing a Client. 21. A Complete Break: How Did the United States Let This One Get Away? 22. Failing the Tests: The United States and Cuba in the Castro Era.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Paterson.
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"Engaging diplomatic history of US-Cuban relations focuses on the 1950s and early 1960s. Aims to explain reasons for the conflict between neighbors"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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