Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 552 pages
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This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian reb
  

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Conflicting missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976

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Gleijeses (Sch. of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins Univ.; Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954) offers a Cold War study not of two superpowers ... Read full review

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Very narrow focus. You need to either know a little about African and Cuba and history or a lot about one to follow the book. He gets very repetitive, and uses excess numbers and examples to make his ... Read full review

Contents

Castros Cuba 19591964
12
Algeria
30
Flee The White Giants Are Coming
57
Castro Turns to Central Africa
77
Che in Zaire
101
A Successful Covert Operation
124
American Victory
137
Cubans in the Congo
160
Guerrillas in GuineaBissau
185
Castros Cuba 19651975
214
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Piero Gleijeses is professor of American foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is author of Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954.

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