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The Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Myra Immell
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Perspectives on modern world history.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents critical essays and personal narratives on the Cuban Missile Crisis, examining its historical background, the controversies surrounding the event, and its legacy on American foreign policy.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Immell
ISBN: 9780737750058 0737750057
OCLC Number: 535494229
Description: 172 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Cuban Missile Crisis : an overview / John Merriman and Jay Winter --
Reconnaissance photos chart the birth of a crisis / Relman Morin --
U.S. President Kennedy orders a blockade of Cuba / Edward T. Folliard --
The UN Security Council debates the Cuban crisis / The Times' United Nations correspondent --
The U.S. offers the Soviet Union an opportunity to negotiate / Laurence Burd --
The Czech media's take on the Cuban Missile Crisis / Stanislav Koutnik --
The Soviets have placed offensive weapons in Cuba / John F. Kennedy --
The Soviets have placed defensive weapons in Cuba / Nikita Khrushchev --
The United States had no policy or firm plan to invade Cuba / Raymond L. Garthoff --
The Soviets put missiles in Cuba to alter perceptions of the balance of power / Ray S. Cline --
Cultural differences helped cause the Cuban Missile Crisis / Sergei Khrushchev --
Recklessness of U.S. and Soviet leaders helped cause the Cuban Missile Crisis / John Swift --
The dangers of the Cuban Missile Crisis were underestimated / Phillip Knightley and Peter Pringle --
The dangers of the Cuban Missile Crisis have been exaggerated / Robert Manning --
A reporter remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis hitting close to home / John Bogert --
A British journalist recollects the two weeks of the Missile Crisis / Peregrine Worsthorne --
A Soviet naval officer goes to battle over Cuba / Vadim Orlov --
U.S. airmen serve in Puerto Rico during the Missile Crisis / Louis A. Arana-Barradas --
A U.S. naval officer helps photograph Soviet missiles / Peter A. Huchthausen --
Two Cubans share their view of the Missile Crisis / Alexander Denton.
Series Title: Perspectives on modern world history.
Responsibility: Myra Immell, editor.

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Presents critical essays and personal narratives on the Cuban Missile Crisis, examining its historical background, the controversies surrounding the event, and its legacy on American foreign policy.

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