Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc
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On October 14, 1962, an American spy plane spotted Soviet missile sites on the island nation of Cuba. This discovery launched the world's two most powerful nations, the United States and the Soviet Union, into a dramatic thirteen-day conflict. U.S. President John F. Kennedy faced the grim possibility of nuclear war as he and his advisors tried to avert World War III. Cuban Missile Crisis: In the Shadow of Nuclear War chronicles the tense moments of this high-stakes standoff. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Spy in the Skyp. 5
The Cold War and the Arms Racep. 12
Cuba: A Troubled Neighborp. 27
The Crisis Beginsp. 39
The Brink of Warp. 55
Enforcing the Quarantinep. 67
Diplomacy at Workp. 76
Peace at Lastp. 87
Reflecting on the Crisisp. 97
Timelinep. 111
Chapter Notesp. 115
Glossaryp. 122
Further Readingp. 123
Internet Addressesp. 125
Indexp. 126
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