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

Author: James G Blight; Philip Brenner
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blight, James G.
Sad and luminous days.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002
(OCoLC)606877604
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Philip Brenner
ISBN: 0742522881 9780742522886
OCLC Number: 49951951
Description: xxvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Discovery and Meaning of Fidel Castro's Secret Speech --
The October Crisis --
Fidel Castro's Secret Speech --
October/November 1962: The Shadow of the Missile Crisis Descends on Havana and Moscow --
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 --
Chronology of Events: 1963-1968 --
Text of Letter Dated 15 November from Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba to Acting Secretary General U Thant --
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 Heroic Guerrilla.
Other Titles: Sad & luminous days
Responsibility: James G. Blight and Philip Brenner.
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