Only ninety miles from the coast of Florida, the small island nation of Cuba has played a large role in international politics. Browse our collection of Federal publications covering Cuban history, Fidel Castro, U.S.- Cuba relations and even the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, Vol. 8, 1961-1964

By: Defense Dept., Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of Joint History

GPO Stock # 008-000-01039-1 ISBN: 9780160879043

History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, V. VIII. An official publication of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it describes the JCS activities during the period 1961-1964 except for activities related to Indochina which are covered in a separate series.

More than a mere historical text, this provides a fascinating inside look at the Joint Chiefs' participation and point-of-view in dealing with the following foreign crises from the U.S.S.R. to the Caribbean to Asia -- and working with the Kennedy and Johnson presidential administrations:

  • Soviet ICBM and MRBM missile gap, arms race with the Soviet Union, nuclear testing,  the strategic nuclear delivery vehicle (SNDV) freeze, and the creation of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA);
  • Berlin Wall construction;
  • Strife in Laos;
  • Failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and the Cuban Missile Crisis;
  • Expansion of the role of NATO;
  • Support for Israel, Saudi Regime and Shah of Iran;
  • Trouble in the Congo;
  • Sino-Indian Border War and more.

Price: $59.00
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Volume XXXII, Dominican Republic; Cuba; Haiti; Guyana

By: State Dept., Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian

GPO Stock # 044-000-02589-2 ISBN:

This volume documents U.S. policy toward the Dominican Republic including a period of great crisis that culminated in the decision to send U.S. military forces to that country. The United States then oversaw a reconstitution of the Dominican Government and a Dominican presidential election in 1967. Also covered is U.S. policy toward Cuba, essentially an account of U.S. attempts to isolate Castro’s Cuba both diplomatically and economically through sanctions, and the internal Washington debate over the extent and nature of U.S. covert policy toward the island nation. The remainder of the volume concentrates on the two most difficult relationships in the area for the United States: Haiti and the British Colony of British Guiana (after 1966, independent Guyana).

Edited by Daniel Lawler, et al.

Price: $67.00
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Cuba: A Country Study

By: Defense Dept., Army and Library of Congress, Federal Research Division

GPO Stock # 008-020-01506-7 ISBN: 9780844410456

DA Pam 550-152. Area Handbook Series. 4th edition. Edited by Rex A. Hudson. Prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Research completed April 2001. Describes and analyzes the economic, national security, political, and social systems and institutions of Cuba. L.C. ISBN 0-84 44-1045-4.

Price: $20.50
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, V. 5, Soviet Union

By: State Dept., Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian

GPO Stock # 044-000-02386-5 ISBN: 9780160420177

State Department Publication 10544. Edited by Charles S. Sampson, et al. Presents a full accounting of the overall nature and structure of United States-Soviet relations together with a more detailed documentary record of those high-level meetings, discussions, and policy debates on the broad range of issues making up the diplomacy of the Cold War.

The editors have assembled and present in this volume the complete official record of President Kennedy's meetings with Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev at the Vienna Summit Conference, June 3-4, 1961.

Also presented in this volume are the records of the major high-level U.S. meetings, policy discussions, working papers, and the principal comprehensive reports from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow regarding ongoing U.S.-Soviet conflicts.

These major policy discussions and papers take up or touch upon a broad range of issues comprising U.S.-Soviet relations. This comprehensive accounting is more fully presented in more than 100 chronologically located editorial notes that describe major diplomatic episodes in U.S.-Soviet relations in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia and the ongoing arms control exchanges between the two nations.

Also refers to some of the intelligence and analysis of the initial build-up of Soviet missiles in Cuba that ultimately led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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