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When angels wept : a what-if history of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Publisher: Potomac Books : Washington, D.C., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1961 at the Bay of Pigs, CIA-trained and -organized Cuban exiles aiming to overthrow Fidel Castro were soundly defeated. Most were taken prisoner by Cuban armed forces. Fearing another U.S.

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Genre/Form: Counterfactual histories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
ISBN: 9781597975179 1597975176
OCLC Number: 861823117
Notes: Maps on lining papers. In 1961 at the Bay of Pigs, CIA-trained and organized Cuban exiles aiming to overthrow Fidel Castro were defeated, and most taken prisoner by Cuban armed forces. Fearing another U.S. invasion of its new ally, the Soviet Union sneaked into Cuba strategic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads and Soviet troops armed with tactical nuclear weapons. However, a U-2 flight over Cuba would soon find these Soviet missile sites, thus sparking the missile crisis. For thirteen days the world watched nervously as the two superpowers moved toward escalation and held the world's fate in their hands. Finally, Nikita Khrushchev blinked. He agreed to withdraw the weapons from Cuba in return for John F. Kennedy's pledge not to ...
Description: vii, 307 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Eric G. Swedin.

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"Recommended for any military or general library."--California Bookwatch--California Bookwatch (02/14/2011)

 
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