Cuban Missile Crisis: In the Shadow of Nuclear War

Cuban Missile Crisis: In the Shadow of Nuclear War

by R. Conrad Stein

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Cuban Missile Crisis: In the Shadow of Nuclear War by R. Conrad Stein

On October 14, 1962, an American spy plane spotted Soviet missile sites on the island nation of Cuba. This discovery launched the world's two most powerful nations, the United States and the Soviet Union, into a dramatic thirteen-day conflict. U.S. President John F. Kennedy faced the grim possibility of nuclear war as he and his advisors tried to avert World War III. Cuban Missile Crisis: In the Shadow of Nuclear War chronicles the tense moments of this high-stakes standoff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766029057
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: America's Living History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Spy in the Sky 5

2 The Cold War and the Arms Race 12

3 Cuba: A Troubled Neighbor 27

4 The Crisis Begins 39

5 The Brink of War 55

6 Enforcing the Quarantine 67

7 Diplomacy at Work 76

8 Peace at Last 87

9 Reflecting on the Crisis 97

Timeline 111

Chapter Notes 115

Glossary 122

Further Reading 123

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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