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Breaking up with Cuba : the dissolution of friendly relations between Washington and Havana, 1956-1961

Author: Daniel F Solomon
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between April, 1956, and April, 1961, the friendly relationship between the United States and Cuba collapsed. This text recounts how Cuba became increasingly nationalistic, defensive and militarized under the Provisional Government instituted in 1959. Cuba came to anticipate a covert invasion from the United States and began to condemn American customs and values"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Solomon
ISBN: 9780786480135 0786480130
OCLC Number: 1001115397
Description: vi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Cuban-American relations, 1956-1959 --
Fast friends --
American-Cuban foreign policy in the 1950s --
Culture clash --
Bill of particulars --
Cuba, the U.S.A., and the world, 1956-1959 --
Cuban-American relations, 1959-1961 --
Happy new year 1959 --
The provisional government --
Role reversal --
The balance sheet --
The 1959 Castro visit to the United States --
May Day --
Decline of the moderates --
The sting --
Hard nose --
Hardball --
The new Cuba --
Trial separation --
Bay of Pigs --
The alienation of affections theory.
Responsibility: Daniel F. Solomon.

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"Between April, 1956, and April, 1961, the friendly relationship between the United States and Cuba collapsed. This text recounts how Cuba became increasingly nationalistic, defensive and militarized under the Provisional Government instituted in 1959. Cuba came to anticipate a covert invasion from the United States and began to condemn American customs and values"--Provided by publisher.

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