The Resource Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976, Piero Gleijeses, (electronic book)

Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976, Piero Gleijeses, (electronic book)

Label
Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976
Title
Conflicting missions
Title remainder
Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976
Statement of responsibility
Piero Gleijeses
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Conflicting Missions is an 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 rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65 - where 100 Cubans led by Che Guevara clashed with 1,000 mercenaries controlled by the CIA - and, finally, to the dramatic dispatch of 30,000 Cubans to Angola in 1975-1976, which stopped the South African advance on Luanda and doomed Henry Kissinger's major covert operation there. The Cuban victory damaged U.S. and South African prestige, weakened detente, and gave heart to black Africans."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleijeses, Piero
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Envisioning Cuba
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National liberation movements
  • Cold War
  • Cuba
  • Africa
  • Cuba
  • Africa
  • United States
  • Africa
  • United States
Label
Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976, Piero Gleijeses, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-538) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I Castro's Cuba, 1959-1964 12 -- 2 Cuba's First Venture in Africa: Algeria 30 -- 3 Flee! The White Giants Are Coming! 57 -- 4 Castro Turns to Central Africa 77 -- 6 Che in Zaire 1ol -- 6 A Successful Covert Operation 124 -- 7 American Victory 137 -- 8 Cubans in the Congo i6o -- 9 Guerrillas in Guinea-Bissau 185 -- 10 Castro's Cuba, 1965-1975 214 -- 11 The Collapse of the Portuguese Empire 230 -- 12 The Gathering Storm: Angola,January-October 1975 246 -- 13 South Africa's Friends 273 -- 14 Pretoria Meets Havana 300 -- 15 Cuban Victory 328 -- 16 Repercussions 347 -- 17 Looking Back 373 -- Appendix 397 -- Notes 399 -- Bibliography 503 -- Index 539
Control code
ebr10202606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 552 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Conflicting missions : Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976, Piero Gleijeses, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-538) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I Castro's Cuba, 1959-1964 12 -- 2 Cuba's First Venture in Africa: Algeria 30 -- 3 Flee! The White Giants Are Coming! 57 -- 4 Castro Turns to Central Africa 77 -- 6 Che in Zaire 1ol -- 6 A Successful Covert Operation 124 -- 7 American Victory 137 -- 8 Cubans in the Congo i6o -- 9 Guerrillas in Guinea-Bissau 185 -- 10 Castro's Cuba, 1965-1975 214 -- 11 The Collapse of the Portuguese Empire 230 -- 12 The Gathering Storm: Angola,January-October 1975 246 -- 13 South Africa's Friends 273 -- 14 Pretoria Meets Havana 300 -- 15 Cuban Victory 328 -- 16 Repercussions 347 -- 17 Looking Back 373 -- Appendix 397 -- Notes 399 -- Bibliography 503 -- Index 539
Control code
ebr10202606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 552 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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