The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History

Paperback | March 16, 2011

byDon Munton, David A. Welch

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In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history. The authors draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment ofits causes, events, consequences, and significance. Stressing the importance of context in relation to the genesis, conduct, and resolution of the crisis, Munton and Welch examine events from the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles, revealing the vital role that differences in national perspectivesplayed at every stage. While the book provides a concise, up-to-date look at this pivotal event, it also notes gaps and mysteries in the historical record and highlights important persistent interpretive disputes. The authors provide a detailed guide to relevant literature and film for those who wish to explore further.Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the crisis, this revised and updated edition of The Cuban Missile Crisis is ideal for undergraduate courses on the 1960s, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, twentieth-century world history, and comparative foreign policy.

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In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Second Edition, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief and accessible narrative history. The authors draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment ofits causes, events, consequences, and signific...

Don Munton is Professor and Founding Chair of International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. David A. Welch is CIGI Chair of Global Security and Interim Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.51 inPublished:March 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199795703

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of AcronymsDramatis Personae (and Positions in October 1962)Introduction: The REAL Thirteen Days1. Background to the CrisisUS-Cuban Relations in Historical PerspectiveThe Bay of Pigs and Operation MongooseThe Soviet Decision to Deploy2. Deployment and DiscoveryDetails of the DeploymentThe Intelligence Game of Cat and MouseWarnings too LateOn the Eve of Crisis3. From Discovery to BlockadeThe Storm Before the CalmNarrowing the OptionsDecision: The Calm Before the Storm4. The Perfect StormThe SpeechCarrots and SticksKhrushchev and Kennedy WaverThe Crisis Heats UpThe Dobrynin MeetingClimax and Resolution5. AftermathRemoving the Missiles from CubThe Cuban Bomber CrisisThe Domestic and International Public ReactionSteps Toward Detente: The Hot Line and Test BanConclusion: The Cuban Missile Crisis Fifty Years LaterBibliographic EssayEarly Treatments of the CrisisThe Second Wave: "Critical Oral History"Recent AccountsBackground and HistoryAftermath and LessonsDocument Collections and WebsitesFilmIndex