The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History / Edition 1

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Overview


In The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History, Don Munton and David A. Welch distill the best current scholarship on the Cuban missile crisis into a brief 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 it from the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban angles, revealing the vital role 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 the literature and film for those who wish to explore further. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195178609
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 862,049
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the real thirteen days? 1
1 Background to the crisis 7
2 Deployment and discovery 32
3 From discovery to blockade 48
4 The perfect storm 61
5 Aftermath 84
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