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The missile crisis from a Cuban perspective : historical, archaeological and anthropological reflections

Author: Håkan Karlsson; Tomás Diez Acosta
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Previous works on the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) have approached the topic from the point of view of the U.S. and its allies, while Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed. This book presents new aspects which have seldom - or never - been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective. It also investigates the archaeological and anthropological aspects of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karlsson, Håkan, author.
Missile crisis from a Cuban perspective
New York : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2019010497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Håkan Karlsson; Tomás Diez Acosta
ISBN: 9780367196967 0367196964
OCLC Number: 1089256639
Description: xiii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The threat of a direct U.S. invasion of Cuba --
Deployment of Soviet troops in Cuba --
The secrecy of the operation --
Spy flights and the Cuban reply --
Facing enemy flights --
Fidel Castro's reflections on the missile crisis --
Neglected dimensions and their revealing --
The material remains and its reuse --
Memories and narratives --
The use of the former missile bases as cultural heritage resources.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas.
Responsibility: Håkan Karlsson and Tomás Diez Acosta.

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"Previous works on the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) have approached the topic from the point of view of the U.S. and its allies, while Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed. This book presents new aspects which have seldom - or never - been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective. It also investigates the archaeological and anthropological aspects of the crisis, by exploring the tangible and intangible remains that still can be found on the former Soviet missile bases in the Cuban countryside, and through interviews which add a local, human dimension to the subject"--

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