The Cuban Missile Crisis

ebook Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts

By Gary Jeffrey

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Separated by only about 100 miles (160 km) of water, the United States felt threatened by Soviet-backed Cuba in the 1960s. It was like having the Soviet Union in their back yard. This book describes events of the Cuban Revolution (1953–1959) and Cold War conflicts such as the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion and the nail-biting suspense of the Cuban missile crisis. Featured stories include:

  • The Battle of Santa Clara—December 28, 1958

  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion—April 17, 1961

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis—October 16, 1962
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis