The Missile Crisis from a Cuban Perspective

This book presents new aspects which have seldom – or never – been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective.

Author: Håkan Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516177

Category: History

Page: 184

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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.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

Author: Myra Immell

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737750058

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 184

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This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962. Personal narratives are also shared, allowing readers first-hand details that other books on this topic do not supply. Readers hear from a Soviet Naval Officer as he goes to battle, and a British Journalist who recalls the tense weeks of the crisis. Two native Cubans also share their memories.

The Last Year of President Kennedy and the Multiple Path Policy Toward Cuba

This book presents new aspects of the U.S. "multiple path" policy toward Cuba that was designed and adopted after the Missile Crisis (October 1962) until the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, from a Cuban perspective.

Author: Håkan Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000768527

Category: History

Page: 232

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This book presents new aspects of the U.S. "multiple path" policy toward Cuba that was designed and adopted after the Missile Crisis (October 1962) until the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, from a Cuban perspective. The policy was characterized by its contradictory profile, since simultaneously as aggressions were directed at Cuba, it also included the establishment of channels of communication with the Cuban government. The book also analyzes the Cuban–Soviet dispute during the same period. The Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed, and the aspects offered will enrich the knowledge of the U.S.–Cuban relationship during the mentioned period.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Provides information about the events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, explaining the relationship between Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro and the strategic position of Cuba.

Author: E. J. Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1439538557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Provides information about the events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, explaining the relationship between Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro and the strategic position of Cuba.

An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

This edited volume addresses the main lessons and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis from a global perspective.

Author: David Gioe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317813132

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This edited volume addresses the main lessons and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis from a global perspective. Despite the discoveries of recent research, there is still much more to be revealed about the handling of nuclear weapons before and during the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC). Featuring contributions from a number of eminent international scholars of nuclear history, intelligence, espionage, political science and Cold War studies, An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis reviews and reflects on one of the critical moments of the Cold War, focussing on three key areas. First, the volume highlights the importance of memory as an essential foundation of historical understanding and demonstrates how events that rely only on historical records can provide misleading accounts. This focus on memory extends the scope of the existing literature by exploring hitherto neglected aspects of the CMC, including an analysis of the operational aspects of Bomber Command activity, explored through recollections of the aircrews that challenge accounts based on official records. The editors then go on to explore aspects of intelligence whose achievements and failings have increasingly been recognised to be of central importance to the origins, dynamics and outcomes of the missile crisis. Studies of hitherto neglected organisations such as the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) both extend our understanding of British and American intelligence machinery in this period and enrich our understanding of key episodes and assessments in the missile crisis. Finally, the book explores the risk of nuclear war and looks at how close we came to nuclear conflict. The risk of inadvertent use of nuclear weapons is evaluated and a new proposed framework for the analysis of nuclear risk put forward. This volume will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

While the book provides a concise, up-to-date look at this pivotal event, it also notes gaps and mysteries in the historical record and highlights important persistent interpretive disputes.

Author: Don Munton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173019094809

Category: History

Page: 119

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The authors distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief narrative history. They draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment of its causes, events, consequences, and significance. Stressing the importance of context in relation to the genesis, conduct, and resolution of the crisis, the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles are examined, revealing the vital role differences in national perspectives played at every stage. While the book provides a concise, up-to-date look at this pivotal event, it also notes gaps and mysteries in the historical record and highlights important persistent interpretive disputes. The authors provide a detailed guide to the literature and film for those who wish to explore further. The Cuban Missile Crisis is ideal for undergraduate courses on the 1960s, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, twentieth-century world history, and comparative foreign policy.

13 Days in October

" Read more about the history of this short crisis in this book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped.

Author: Howard Brinkley

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781621074533

Category: History

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Never has the world come as close to the catastrophic destruction that nearly came to pass in October 1962. The United States and the Soviet Union, uneasy allies in World War II but Cold War rivals after the defeat of Germany, squared off over the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. This launched 13 days of tense negotiations between the two nations, as both President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev prepared for the possibility of nuclear war. While neither man wanted a war and understood the potential consequences, the situation was not merely in their hands. Khrushchev faced pressure from Soviets to take a hardline stance against the U.S., while Kennedy faced the real possibility of a military coup if he did not follow the strong recommendations of his military advisors to destroy the missiles. As Attorney General Robert Kennedy said, "The 10 or 12 people who participated in all these discussions were bright and energetic people. We had perhaps amongst the most able in the country and if any one of a half a dozen of them were president, the world would have been very likely plunged into catastrophic war." Read more about the history of this short crisis in this book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

Author: Myra Immell

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737755213

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 644

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This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962. Personal narratives are also shared, allowing readers first-hand details that other books on this topic do not supply. Readers hear from a Soviet Naval Officer as he goes to battle, and a British Journalist who recalls the tense weeks of the crisis. Two native Cubans also share their memories.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Analyzes the legal aspects of the Cuban missile crisis from an international perspective

Author: Abram Chayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017837130

Category: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.

Page: 157

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Analyzes the legal aspects of the Cuban missile crisis from an international perspective

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962

This report provides comparative perspectives of the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962.

Author: U. S. Military

Publisher:

ISBN: 1973351153

Category:

Page: 74

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This report provides comparative perspectives of the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. The purpose is to present briefly the alternative perceptions of the United States and the Soviet Union during the crisis, comparing these perceptions with each other and with current appraisals of the actual course of events. The major events of the missile crisis are summarized in chronological order, with the perspectives of the United States and the Soviet Union summarized separately. A current appraisal of the actual course of events, based on the most recent available declassified primary and secondary literature, is also provided. PRELUDE TO THE CRISIS * The Soviet Decision to Deploy Nuclear Missiles in Cuba: April-July 1962 * The Soviet Conventional Weapons Buildup in Cuba: July-October 1962 * The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Buildup in Cuba: September 8-October 14, 1962 * CRISIS * Secret Deliberation of the National Security Council After Discovery of the Missile Installations: October 16-22, 1962 * Imposition of the Naval Quarantine of Cuba: October 24-November 20, 1962 * United States Public Diplomacy to Compel Withdrawal of the Missiles: October 22-28, 1962 . * The United States Military Response: October 16-28. 1962 * The Soviet Military Response: October 22-28, 1962 * Military Encounters Between United States and Soviet Forces: October 24-27, 1962 * CRISIS RESOLUTION * The Kennedy-Khrushchev Correspondence: October 22-28, 1962 * Informal Negotiations: October 22-28, 1962 * Resolution of the Crisis: October 27-28, 1962

Cuba and the Missile Crisis

Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject History Europe - Germany - Postwar Period, Cold War, grade: 1 (A), University of Kassel (FB 8), course: The United States in the 1960s, 28 entries in the bibliography, language: English, ...

Author: Ralf K. Cks

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656060222

Category:

Page: 68

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Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject History Europe - Germany - Postwar Period, Cold War, grade: 1 (A), University of Kassel (FB 8), course: The United States in the 1960s, 28 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: It might perhaps be correct to say that never in history has any historical event assembled such great importance in all of its aspects, and been studied in such depth. I believe that is fully understandable, because never before had humankind been so close to the brink of nuclear holocaust. This short statement by Oleg Troyanovsky reveals that the Cuban missile crisis is indeed one of the most studied subjects in U.S. and Cold War history. Ever since the thirteen days in October 1962 there has been a lively discussion about the origins and the management of the crisis. Despite an enormous range of opinions, and an incredible output of books and articles by participants and scholars of the crisis, most of the approaches were limited to studying the events from an American perspective. However, during the last decade the discussion has continued due to the declassification of secret American documents. In fact it gained new speed after they became available for scholars to review. One issue that has been heavily disputed since 1962 is the reason for the Soviet missile deployment to Cuba. Even after more than 35 years, it is unclear why Nikita Khrushchev ordered nuclear missiles to be sent to Cuba. Even President John F. Kennedy and his advisers in the Executive Committee (ExComm) could not agree on the reason for the missile deployment. The official Soviet explanation states that the missiles were sent to defend Fidel Castro s revolution and to deter American aggression in Cuba. However, this theory has been vigorously dismissed as facesaving propaganda for the test-of-will theory which states that the Soviets wanted to probe America s resolve in Cold War politics. I will show in this paper that Khruschev did not send the m

October 1962

Here, for the first time, the full story of that historic moment is told from the perspective of the Cuban people, whose determination to defend their sovereignty and their socialist revolution blocked U.S. plans for a military assault and ...

Author: Tomás Diez Acosta

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: UOM:39076002345267

Category: History

Page: 333

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In October 1962, Washington pushed the world to the edge of nuclear war. Here, for the first time, the full story of that historic moment is told from the perspective of the Cuban people, whose determination to defend their sovereignty and their socialist revolution blocked U.S. plans for a military assault and saved humanity from the consequences of a nuclear holocaust.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

For 13 days in October 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other, on the brink of potential nuclear disaster as they decided the fate of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

Author: Karl E. Valois

Publisher: History Compass

ISBN: 1878668927

Category: History

Page: 68

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For 13 days in October 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other, on the brink of potential nuclear disaster as they decided the fate of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. Excerpts of speeches, meeting notes, letters, and reminiscences of several key players including Kennedy, Krushchev, and others depict this ominous situation.

Cuban Missile Crisis

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 1230813861

Category:

Page: 36

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath, Essence of Decision, EXCOMM, Resurrection Day, Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Missiles of October, Thirteen Days (book), Thirteen Days (film), X-Men: First Class. Excerpt: The Cuban Missile Crisis - known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis (Russian: , tr. Karibskiy krizis) in the USSR - was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other, in October 1962. It was one of the major confrontations of the Cold War, and is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict. It is also the first documented instance of the threat of mutual assured destruction (MAD) being discussed as a determining factor in a major international arms agreement. After provocative political moves and the failed US attempt to overthrow the Cuban regime (Bay of Pigs, Operation Mongoose), in May 1962 Nikita Khrushchev proposed the idea of placing Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba to deter any future invasion attempt. During a meeting between Khrushchev and Fidel Castro that July, a secret agreement was reached and construction of several missile sites began in the late summer. Such a move would also neutralize the US's advantage of having missiles in Turkey. These preparations were noticed and on 14 October, a US U-2 aircraft took several pictures clearly showing sites for medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles (MRBMs and IRBMs) under construction. These images were processed and presented on October 15, which marks the beginning of the 13-day crisis from the US perspective. The United States considered attacking Cuba via air and sea, but decided on a military blockade instead, calling it a "quarantine" for legal and other reasons. The US announced...

The Last Year of President Kennedy and the Multiple Path Policy Toward Cuba

"This book presents new aspects of the U.S. "multiple path" policy towards Cuba that was designed and adopted after the Missile Crisis (October 1962) until the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, from a Cuban ...

Author: Håkan Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429351704

Category: History

Page: 232

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"This book presents new aspects of the U.S. "multiple path" policy towards Cuba that was designed and adopted after the Missile Crisis (October 1962) until the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, from a Cuban perspective. The policy was characterized by its contradictory profile, since simultaneously as aggressions were directed at Cuba, it also included the establishment of channels of communication with the Cuban government. The book also analyzes the Cuban-Soviet dispute during the same period. The Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed, and the aspects offered will enrich the knowledge of the U.S.-Cuban relationship during the mentioned period."--

Collision Course

This book is a closely reasoned inquiry into and analysis of the motives, considerations, personalities, and objectives that determine U.S. policy in the Caribbean.

Author: Henry Maximilian Pachter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044457328

Category: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Page: 261

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"Although we live in a world of swiftly moving events, and although many of yesterday's banner headlines are forgotten today, U.S. policy toward Cuba continues to play a major role on the world political scene and remains the subject of lively, at times acrimonious, political debate. Thus Dr. Pachter's provocative hour-by-hour, issue-by-issue recapitulation of the missile crisis of October-November, 1962, constitutes a timely and important chapter in the annals of contemporary history. This book is a closely reasoned inquiry into and analysis of the motives, considerations, personalities, and objectives that determine U.S. policy in the Caribbean. And, perhaps most important, it provides a perspective often lacking in political debate--an examination of American policy in terms of a more general discussion of the forces that govern international power conflicts, the "ground rules" of coexistence that statesmen must observe in order to maintain peace. But the significance of this carefully documented and revealing work goes far beyond the great political debate over Cuba. Dr. Pachter has written, in effect, a classic case study in the international relations of a world poised on the brink of war. In the extensive appendix, the author has compiled the texts of all the documents pertaining to the missile crisis: the historic texts that have defined American policy in Latin America since the Monroe Doctrine; the major statements of Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev, Mao Tse-tung, U Thant, and Dorticós; and all the diplomatic correspondence and resolutions of October and November, 1962."--Dust jacket.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Drawing on an extensive body of research, including primary sources released only in the last few years, this work places the crisis in a broader international and chronological context than previously possible.

Author: Lecturer in International and Us History Jonathan (University of Central Lancashire) Colman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748696288

Category:

Page: 256

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October 1962, The Cuban Missile Crisis: the confrontation that brought the world closer to nuclear catastrophe than ever before or since. Both John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev were determined to avoid nuclear war, but events could easily have spiraled out of control with cataclysmic results. Drawing on an extensive body of research, including primary sources released only in the last few years, this work places the crisis in a broader international and chronological context than previously possible. Discover how America was responsible for causing the conflict and Cuba's role as an important actor rather than a superpower pawn.

Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this book, Raymond L. Garthoff, a participant in the Cuban Missile Crisis deliberations of the U.S. government, reflects on the nature of the crisis, it's consequences, and it's lessons for the future.

Author: Raymond L. Garthoff

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066080485

Category: Cuba

Page: 159

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In this book, Raymond L. Garthoff, a participant in the Cuban Missile Crisis deliberations of the U.S. government, reflects on the nature of the crisis, it's consequences, and it's lessons for the future. He provides a unique combination of memoir, historical analysis, and political interpretations.