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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 US plans for a military assault and saved humanity from the consequences of a nuclear holocaust.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTo read full review(s), please click the REVIEWS \u0026amp; PROMO tab on this page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Providing a Cuban perspective of the events that threatened a nuclear holocaust.” \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Choice Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“The author’s premise is that what started the crisis was not a confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union but rather the U.S. government’s focus on overthrowing the Castro regime. 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October 1962

Preface by Mary-Alice Waters, 28-page photo section, map, notes, glossary of individuals, bibliography, index.

Format: Paper

369 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2002

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-956-0

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October 1962

The 'Missile' Crisis as Seen from Cuba

By Tomás Diez Acosta, 

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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 US plans for a military...

“Diez Acosta shows two Cuban forces at work: intense patriotism against the bullying northern enemy and sincere belief that the communist economic system was a revolutionary cause of great merit. Cubans were willing to die in battle for both reasons.” —Hispanic American Historical Review

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