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Sad and luminous days : Cuba's struggle with the Russians after the Missile Crisis

Author: James G Blight; Philip Brenner
Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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In tracing the developments of the missile crisis and beyond, this text presents and interprets a secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Philip Brenner
ISBN: 0742522881 9780742522886
OCLC Number: 50782688
Description: 276 p.
Contents: Prologue: The Discovery and Meaning of Fidel Castro's Secret Speech Chapter 1: The October Crisis Chapter 2: Fidel Castro's Secret Speech Chapter 3: October/November 1962: The Shadow of the Missile Crisis Descends on Havanna and Moscow Chapter 4: June 1967-August 1968: From the Shadow of the Missile Crisis to the Shadow of the Future Epilogue: Cuba's Struggle with the United States after the Missile Crisis: The Case for Realistic Empathy Appendix A: Chronology of Events: 1963-1968 Appendix B: Text of Letter Dated 15 November from Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba to Acting Secretary General U Thant Appendix C: Speech Given By Major Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Analyzing the Events in Czechoslovakia Friday, August 23, 1968-Year of the Hero
Responsibility: James G. Blight and Philip Brenner.

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The value of Blight and Brenner's book is that it presents the Cuban perspective in extensive detail. Sad and Luminous Days will provide an important counterpoint to the stream of simplistic books Read more...

 
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