The Cold War Chronicles: The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Bethany Bryan
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502628643
  • ISBN-13: 9781502628640
  • DDC: 972.9106
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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United States president John F. Kennedy advocated an invasion of Cuba. Led by anti-Castro supporters, the Bay of Pigs invasion was unsuccessful. Castro understood the invasion as an attempt to overthrow his government. After this unsuccessful event, the two superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union came close to a nuclear confrontation. This book takes a closer look at this dramatic conflict and the tensions that emerged from the threat of nuclear power.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The President's Announcement.
1: Mounting Tensions.
2: The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
3: The Faces of the Cold War.
4: Negotiation and Innovation.
5: The Legacy of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Further Information.
About the Author.