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The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis : Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November
by Sergo Mikoyan and Svetlana Savranskaya


Overview - Based on secret transcripts of top-level diplomacy undertaken by the number-two Soviet leader, Anastas Mikoyan, to settle the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, this book rewrites conventional history. The "missiles of October" and "13 days" were only half the story: the nuclear crisis actually stretched well into November 1962 as the Soviets secretly planned to leave behind in Cuba over 100 tactical nuclear weapons, then reversed themselves because of obstreperous behavior by Fidel Castro.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Based on secret transcripts of top-level diplomacy undertaken by the number-two Soviet leader, Anastas Mikoyan, to settle the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, this book rewrites conventional history. The "missiles of October" and "13 days" were only half the story: the nuclear crisis actually stretched well into November 1962 as the Soviets secretly planned to leave behind in Cuba over 100 tactical nuclear weapons, then reversed themselves because of obstreperous behavior by Fidel Castro. The highly-charged negotiations with the Cuban leadership, who bitterly felt sold out by Soviet concessions to the United States, were led by Mikoyan. Adding personal crisis, Mikoyan's wife of more than 40 years died the day he arrived in Havana, yet he stayed to resolve the crisis through direct talks in Havana, New York, and Washington, amid constant communications with Moscow. The author, Sergo Mikoyan, who served as his father's personal secretary during these travels, vividly recalls how the Soviet relationship with revolutionary Cuba began and how it was shaped by the crisis.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804762021
  • ISBN-10: 0804762023
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 589
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 pounds

Series: Cold War International History Project

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Books > History > Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
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