One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

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"One Hell of a Gamble"

KHRUSHCHEV,
CASTRO,
AND
KENNEDY,
1958-1964

Aleksandr Fursenko and
Timothy Naftali

W. W. Norton & Company
New York • London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • The Embrace 3
  • Chapter 1 - Where Does Castro Stand regarding Russia?" 5
  • Chapter 2 - Our Man in Havana 20
  • Chapter 3 - La Coubre 35
  • Chapter 4 - Cuba Si, Yankee No!" 56
  • The Clash 75
  • Chapter 5 - Bay of Pigs 77
  • Chapter 6 - The Education of a President 101
  • Chapter 7 - Condor and Mongoose 132
  • Chapter 8 - Trouble in the Tropics 149
  • Chapter 9 - The Nuclear Decision 166
  • Chapter 10 - Anadyr 184
  • Chapter 11 - Now We Can Swat Your Ass" 198
  • Chapter 12 - Ex Comm 216
  • Chapter 13 - Missile Crisis 240
  • Chapter 14 - Climax of the Cold War 257
  • Chapter 15 - Mikoyan's Mission 290
  • The Aftermath 317
  • Chapter 16 - To the American University Speech 319
  • Chapter 17 - Dallas and Moscow 339
  • Notes 356
  • Select Bibliography 405
  • Index 409
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