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The Cuban Missile Crisis (World History Series)

Gow, Catherine

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ISBN 10: 1560062894 / ISBN 13: 9781560062899
Published by Lucent Books, 1997
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Title: The Cuban Missile Crisis (World History ...

Publisher: Lucent Books

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Good

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Examines the events preceding, during, and after the confrontation between the United States and Cuba over the presence of Soviet missiles there

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Grade 8 Up. A well-written, in-depth examination of one of the most frightening confrontations of the cold war. Almost half of the book is devoted to background information, including material about the Cuban Revolution, the deterioration in relations between the U.S. and Cuba as Castro moved closer to the Soviets, and our government's attempts to overthrow him, particularly the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion. Gow then relates the details of the crisis, emphasizing Kennedy's thoughtful and measured actions that allowed Khrushchev time to defuse the situation, remove the missiles, and avert a nuclear conflagration. She concludes with a short analysis of the situation and its aftermath. This is an objective account that discusses the roles played by all of the involved parties, including Castro, whose actions are often overlooked in the drama. Many quotes and excerpts from speeches, letters, and books are included. Black-and-white photos and maps are average in both selection and quality. Norman Finkelstein's Thirteen Days/Ninety Miles (Messner, 1994) offers more detail and primary-source material about the specifics of the incident and the way the two leaders handled it, but it lacks Gow's extensive background that will help young people understand why this situation occurred. The two titles complement one another and are good choices for general reading about Cuba or for reports.?Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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