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

User Review  - Zeb Larson - Goodreads

As I'm rather burnt out on history books at the moment, I rarely describe them as "impossible to put down." This book is an exception to that rule. It's an incredible piece of scholarship that challenges many preconceived notions about Cuba and the Cold War. Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

As I'm rather burnt out on history books at the moment, I rarely describe them as "impossible to put down." This book is an exception to that rule. It's an incredible piece of scholarship that challenges many preconceived notions about Cuba and the Cold War. Read full review

Contents

Cuba
2
Castros Cuba 19591964
12
Algeria
30
Algeria
40
Flee The White Giants Are Coming
57
Rebel Areas in Zaire August 1964
65
Castro Turns to Central Africa
77
Che in Zaire
101
Cubans in the Congo
160
Central Africa
161
Cabinda Angola
176
Guerrillas in GuineaBissau
185
Castros Cuba 19651975
214
Angola
234
Northern Angola
267
The South African Advance into Southern Angola
302

A Successful Covert Operation
124
American Victory
137
Angola Central Front NovemberDecember 1975
315
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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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