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The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Heather Lehr Wagner
  • From the Series: Milestones in American History
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604137622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-762-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 116

Summary

For 13 days in October 1962, the United States came closer than it ever had to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. In retaliation for the U.S. placement of missiles near the Soviet border in Europe, the Soviet Union placed missiles on Cuba, a mere 90 miles from U.S. soil. In the 13 heated days that followed, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev successfully negotiated a peaceful end to the missile standoff that had led the world to the brink of nuclear war—a war that would have undoubtedly devastated both countries. The Cuban Missile Crisis explores the dramatic developments of those 13 days, from the time the United States first learned of the USSR's nuclear missiles in Cuba to the steps taken to ensure that those missiles were never fired.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Footnotes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and editor. She is the author of more than 40 books that explore political and social issues and focus on the lives of prominent men and women, including several books on the presidency and presidential elections. She has also written The Watergate Scandal for Chelsea House's Milestones in American History series. Wagner earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania.

Reviews and Awards

"The text is clearly written and attractively laid out...valuable...Recommended."


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