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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, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Philip Brenner
ISBN: 0742554996 9780742554993
OCLC Number: 144218649
Description: xxvii, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Discovery and Meaning of Fidel Castro's Secret SpeechChapter 1: The October CrisisChapter 2: Fidel Castro's Secret SpeechChapter 3: October/November 1962: The Shadow of the Missile Crisis Descends on Havanna and MoscowChapter 4: June 1967-August 1968: From the Shadow of the Missile Crisis to the Shadow of the FutureEpilogue: Cuba's Struggle with the United States after the Missile Crisis: The Case for Realistic EmpathyAppendix A: Chronology of Events: 1963-1968Appendix B: Text of Letter Dated 15 November from Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba to Acting Secretary General U ThantAppendix 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
Other Titles: Sad & luminous days
Responsibility: James G. Blight and Philip Brenner.

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In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents a secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968, and discusses the Cuban-Soviet relations.  Read more...

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