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Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

A National Security Archive Documents Reader

by Laurence Chang

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by New Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Central government policies,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Sources,
  • History - General History,
  • 20th Century Diplomatic History,
  • Regional Security Issues,
  • United States - 20th Century/60s,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • Cuba,
  • Caribbean & West Indies - General,
  • Political History,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPeter Kornbluh (Editor), National Security Archive (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages429
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8666613M
    ISBN 101565844742
    ISBN 109781565844742

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, October The Cuban Missile Crisis of October was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict. The decision whether to use nuclear weapons that faced political and military leaders forty-five years ago may be the choices facing leaders in crises situations today and in the future. In this spirit, Professor Scott has written a book of compelling interest. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the term used in the west to describe the events of October , described by Robert Kennedy as the world.

    Cuban Missile Crisis, In the fall of , the United States and the Soviet Union came as close as they ever would to global nuclear war. Hoping to correct what he saw as a strategic imbalance with the United States, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev began secretly deploying medium range ballistic missiles (MRBM) and intermediate range.   Many folks in Greenville are familiar with the story of native son Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the U-2 pilot shot down and killed during the Cuban Missile Crisis in

    Download Citation | Cuban Missile Crisis () | The crisis began in mid‐October when the Americans became aware that the Soviet Union was deploying nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba. On December 8, , the Saturday Evening Post published a long article, “In Time of Crisis,” which established the official narrative on the Cuban missile crisis. Based on an off-the-record interview with the President, and access to his top aides, the authors, Charles Bartlett and Stewart Alsop, described how the Soviets had backed down.


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Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 by Laurence Chang Download PDF EPUB FB2

For the student 1962 book crisis management, for which the Cuban Missile Crisis is held to be a model example, this book is a goldmine of useful detail and context.

The standard history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, based on selective memoires by U.S. participants, is that Russia rather inexplicably placed ballistic missiles in Cuba in /5(8).

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, day political and military standoff in October. Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the Cuban Missile Crisis book on the Cuban missile by: Cuban missile crisis, major confrontation at the height of the Cold War that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of a shooting war in October over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.

The crisis was a defining moment in the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Frequently Asked Questions | Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cuban Missile Crisis review: The authors purpose for this book is to help people better understand what the Cuban missile crisis was, which is told in a third person narrative.

I think the book is intended for teens and up, although it is short.4/5. Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story through the perspective of memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy, as he struggled to avoid World War III.

This book explains the critical events, along with the experiences of those who execute presidential commands in. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a time of heightened confrontation between the Soviet Union, the United States, and Cuba during the Cold Russia, it is known as the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, Karibskiy krizis).Cuba calls it the October was a proxy conflict around Cuba.

It began when the Soviet Union (USSR) began building missile sites in Cuba in Location: Cuba. The Hidden History of the Cuban Missile Crisis. At midday, and again in the early evening of OctoJohn F. Kennedy called together a group of his closest advisers at the White the night before, the CIA had produced detailed photo intelligence identifying Soviet nuclear missile installations under construction on the island of Cuba, some ninety miles off the Florida coast.

For thirteen days in October ofa truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba.

Launched by rash judgment and concluded through circumspect leadership, the Cuban Missile Crisis acted as a catalyst for change during the Cold War. Resolved through back. The book's grand sweep is beyond the reach of this review, but its penultimate chapter on the Cuban Missile Crisis may provide a lens through which to glimpse the extraordinary work that is going on in this field—especially when considered in tandem with a remarkable new history of.

The Cuban Missile Crisis of almost resulted in. - Cuban Missile Crisis,major cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. In response to the Bay of Pigs Invasion and other American actions against Cuba as well as to President Kennedy's build-up in Italy and Turkey of U.S.

strategic nuclear forces with first-strike capability aimed at the Soviet Union, the USSR increased its support of Fidel Castro's Cuban regime. While experts on the missile crisis, as well as the participants themselves, have been long aware of the cat-and-mouse game between forces and Soviet submarines during October and Novemberonly in recent months has the hidden history of Soviet submarine operations during the crisis become more widely known.

Washington, DC, Octo – In NovemberCuba was preparing to become the first nuclear power in Latin America—at the time when the Kennedy administration thought that the Cuban Missile Crisis was long resolved and the Soviet missiles were r, the Soviet and the Cuban leadership knew that the most dangerous weapons of the crisis—tactical Lunas and.

In Octoberat the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict ove the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba. Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet and Cuban sources to provide the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis.

Acceptable. The Cuban Missile Crisis A National Security Archive Documents Reader. Binding: Paperback. Weight: Lbs. Product Group: Book. Istextbook: No. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text/5(9).

Washington D.C., Octo – The U.S. military drew up plans to occupy Cuba and establish a temporary government headed by a U.S.

“commander and military governor” during the missile crisis, according to the recently declassified “Military Government Proclamation No. 1” posted today by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University.

This conference, focusing on the so-called Cuban missile crisis ofwas the fifth in a series attended by former U.S. government officials, along with their Soviet and Cuban counterparts.

Cuban Crisis: A Step-by-Step Review (Nov. 3, ) A few days after the Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved, The New York Times ran this extensive piece that chronicled the events of the days up to and during the crisis. REVIEWS OF OTHER BOOKS ABOUT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.

The Cuban Missile Crisis in pictures, U.S. President John F. Kennedy speaks before reporters during a televised speech to the nation about the strategic blockade of Cuba, and his warning to the Soviet Union about missile sanctions, during the Cuban missile crisis, on Octo in Washington, DC.The Cuban Missile Crisis By John Swift | Published in History Review COMMUNISM MILITARY POLITICAL COLD WAR 20TH CENTURY CUBA USA JOHN F.

KENNEDY John Swift examines the events that led the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe. President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense McNamara in an EXCOMM 14 days in October.This book tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis inthe struggle that President Kennedy and his advisers (including the author, who was head of intelligence at the State Department) went through to try to understand why the Soviet Union had put nuclear missiles in Cuba, the alternative policies they debated to deal with the presence of the missiles, the aftermath of the crisis, and.