256 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 illus., 2 tables, 2 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4647-6
Published: October 1997
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6356-5
Published: November 2000
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About the Author
Philip Nash is visiting assistant professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.
For more information about Philip Nash, visit the Author Page.
“An excellent and very well written account. . . . This highly readable account should be of interest to students of American foreign policy, NATO, the Cuban Missile Crisis, or either of the two presidential administrations.”--History: Reviews of New Books
"The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was prompted by Soviet deployment of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba and the insistence of the United States on their withdrawal. One less-known aspect of the crisis was the role of similar U.S. missiles earlier deployed in Turkey, which became the 'other missiles of October' when the Soviet leaders in turn sought their removal. This well-researched study, drawing on newly available archival sources, traces not only the secret U.S. agreement on and then withdrawal of these missiles, but also the story of how and why, under the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, despite growing misgivings, the U.S. missiles came to be in Turkey. It is interesting, good history, and a good read."--Raymond L. Garthoff, author of Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis