Fursenko, A. A.

One hell of a gamble : Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964 / Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali. - 1st ed. - New York : Norton, c1997. - xi, 420 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-408) and index.

"Where does Castro stand regarding Russia?" -- Our man in Havana -- La Coubre -- "Cuba si, Yankee no!" -- Bay of Pigs -- The education of a president -- Condor and Mongoose -- Trouble in the tropics -- The nuclear decision -- Anadyr -- "Now we can swat your ass" -- Ex comm -- Missile crisis -- Climax of the Cold War -- Mikoyan's mission -- To the American University speech -- Dallas and Moscow.

A look at newly opened Russian archives reveals just how close we got to nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.


United States--Foreign relations--Cuba.
Cuba--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--1953-1961.
United States--Foreign relations--1961-1963.

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