The Cuban Missile Crisis: Cold War Confrontation

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For 13 days in October 1962, the United States came closer than it ever had to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. In retaliation for the U.S. placement of missiles near the Soviet border in Europe, the Soviet Union placed missiles on Cuba, a mere 90 miles from U.S. soil. In the 13 heated days that followed, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev successfully negotiated a peaceful end to the missile standoff that had led the world to the brink of nuclear war a war that would have ...

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Overview

For 13 days in October 1962, the United States came closer than it ever had to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. In retaliation for the U.S. placement of missiles near the Soviet border in Europe, the Soviet Union placed missiles on Cuba, a mere 90 miles from U.S. soil. In the 13 heated days that followed, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev successfully negotiated a peaceful end to the missile standoff that had led the world to the brink of nuclear war a war that would have undoubtedly devastated both countries. The Cuban Missile Crisis explores the dramatic developments of those 13 days, from the time the United States first learned of the USSR's nuclear missiles in Cuba to the steps taken to ensure that those missiles were never fired.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137620
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Milestones in American History Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Crisis Begins 1

2 Ghosts of the Past 11

3 Should the United States Attack? 22

4 A Path Is Chosen 34

5 Yes or No 50

6 Conflicting Letters 60

7 Final Attempt 72

8 The Crisis Ends 79

Chronology 91

Timeline 92

Notes 95

Bibliography 98

Further Reading 101

Photo Credits 103

Index 104

About the Author 109

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