ISBN-10:
0195101200
ISBN-13:
9780195101201
Pub. Date:
10/28/1995
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

by Thomas G. Paterson

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ISBN-13: 9780195101201
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Thomas G. Paterson is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including On Every Front: The Making and Unmaking of the Cold War, Kennedy's Quest for Victory, and the popular textbook A People and a Nation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Puzzling Matter 3(12)
I Binding the Cuban-American Relationship at Mid-Century
Dependecies: Batista, Castro, and the United States
15(10)
Confusionist Cubanism: The Political Mess Before Granma
25(9)
Sugar, North American Business, and Other Bittersweets
34(12)
Curve Balls, Casinos, and Cuban-American Culture
46(12)
Supplying Repression: Military, CIA, and FBI Links
58(11)
II Confronting the Insurrection
Thunderstorms: Castro's Granma Rebels and the Matthews Interview
69(12)
Ambassador Gardner and the Propaganda War
81(9)
Violence Victorious: Ambassador Smith Meets the Rebellion
90(9)
Expanding Contact with the Rebels
99(10)
Taking Sides: Arms, Arrests, and Elections
109(16)
III Riding the Tiger to Defeat
Batista's Self-destruction and the Suspension of Arms
125(14)
Terrible Mood: Castro and the General Strike
139(11)
Operation Fin de Fidel and U.S. Weapons: Anti-Americanism Ascendant
150(10)
Rocket Heads, Kidnappers, and the Castros
160(13)
Frankenstein, Texaco, Nicaro, and a Toughened Attitude
173(10)
Burning Up the Wires: The Quest for Communists and Arms
183(12)
IV Dumping the Dictator, Blocking the Rebel
A Pox on Both Their Houses
195(11)
Batista Dismissed: Pawley's Plot and Smith's Blow
206(10)
U.S. Third-Force Conspiracies and Batista's Flight
216(10)
Madhouse: Castro's Victory, Smith's Defeat
226(15)
V Losing a Client
A Complete Break: How Did the United States Let This One Get Away?
241(14)
Failing the Tests: The United States and Cuba in the Castro Era
255(9)
Notes 264(55)
Sources 319(18)
Index 337

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