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The Cuban Missile Crisis A Concise History

ISBN: 9780199795703 | 0199795703
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: 3/2/2011

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InThe 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 of its 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 perspectives played 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 ofThe Cuban Missile Crisisis ideal for undergraduate courses on the 1960s, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, twentieth-century world history, and comparative foreign policy. New to this Edition * Revised to incorporate the latest scholarship * Updated bibliography * Expanded coverage of the Cuban dimension of the crisis * Additional graphics * New reflections on the significance of the crisis after 50 years

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