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Cuba: an American Tragedy

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What exactly happened during the Cuban crisis? Why were such deep political passions aroused in America, and to what extent has Cuba been transformed by Castro's revolution?

Here at last, in this dispassionate study, two young American scholars, sympathetic and immensely knowledgeable, bring these vital events into focus. In the perspective of U.S. Cuban policy since 1898 t
Paperback, 368 pages
Published 1964 by Penguin Books, Great Britain (first published 1963)
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An enlightening if dry political history of the decay of Cuban-American relations plotting the episodes during which Cold War American foreign policy seemed dysfunctional to the point of being unable to formulate any approach to a new Cuba that could do anyuthing but deepen the rift between the two peoples and push Cuba into the Soviet sphere.
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