The Missile Crisis from a Cuban perspective : historical, archaeological and anthropological reflections / by Håkan Karlsson and Tomás Diez Acosta.

Author
Karlsson, Håkan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xiii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Series
Routledge studies in the history of the Americas [More in this series]
Summary note
"Previous works on the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) have approached the topic from the point of view of the U.S. and its allies, while Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed. This book presents new aspects which have seldom - or never - been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective. It also investigates the archaeological and anthropological aspects of the crisis, by exploring the tangible and intangible remains that still can be found on the former Soviet missile bases in the Cuban countryside, and through interviews which add a local, human dimension to the subject"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Part I. The 1962 Missile Crisis: historical reflections. The threat of a direct U.S. invasion of Cuba ; Deployment of Soviet troops in Cuba ; The secrecy of the operation ; Spy flights and the Cuban reply ; Facing enemy flights ; Fidel Castro's reflections on the Missile Crisis
  • Part II. The 1962 Missile Crisis: archaeological and anthropological reflections. Neglected dimensions and their revealing ; The material remains and their reuse ; Memories and narrations ; The use of the former missile bases as cultural heritage resources
  • Part III. Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9780367196967 ((hbk))
  • 0367196964 ((hbk))
LCCN
2019005852
OCLC
1089256639
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