Macmillan, Kennedy, And The Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 1

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In October 1962, the world went to the brink of Armageddon. This study provides an archive-based account of the Cuban missile crisis from the British perspective. The diplomatic, military and intelligence dimensions of British policy are scrutinized. New material is presented and existing interpretations of UK-US relations at that crucial moment are reassessed. The book contributes a new aspect to the literature on the Cuban missile crisis by exploring where the views of Washington and its closest ally converged and diverged.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312219154
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Contemporary History in Context Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

L. V. Scott is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystywyth.

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Table of Contents

Improbable History
• The Cuban Revolution and British-American Relations
• Discovery and Blockade: Informing or Consulting?
• Converging Perspectives and Divergent Views
• Westminister and Hyde Park: British Politics and the Crisis
• Diplomatic Initiatives and Devious Approaches
• Ormsby-Gore and Penkovsky: British Contributions?
• Thor and Vulcan: British Gods of War
• "The Frightful Desire to Do Something"
• Conclusion
• Index

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