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The Resource Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann

Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann

Label
Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Title
Red heat
Title remainder
conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Alex von Tunzelmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Caribbean crises of the Cold War are presented in this story of clashing ideologies, the rise of the politics of fear, the machinations of superpowers, and the brazen daring of the mavericks who took them on. During the period of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, the United States and the Soviet Union acted out the world's tensions on three important island nations, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, the leaders of these nations--the charismatic Fidel Castro and his mysterious brother Raúl; the ideologue Che Guevara; the capricious psychopath Rafael Trujillo; and François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, a buttoned-down doctor with interests in Vodou, embezzlement and torture--had ambitions of their own. The superpowers thought they could use Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic as puppets, but what neither bargained on was that their puppets would come to life. Historian Alex von Tunzelmann's narrative follows these five rivals and accomplices from the beginning of the Cold War to its end.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2183
LC item number
.V66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : the secret war -- In search of monsters to destroy -- The entrails -- Good neighbours -- Quacking like a duck -- Comrades -- Cuba libre -- A lot of fuss by a bunch of communists -- The minds of unsophisticated peoples -- Not red but olive green -- Our real friends -- A crusade to save free enterprise -- Cockfight -- Regime change -- One of the most ridiculous things that has ever occurred in the history of the United States -- The death of the goat -- Throwing a hedgehog down Uncle Sam's pants -- Apocalypse now? -- Fallout -- Papadocracy -- Bad news -- Another Cuba -- Zombies
Control code
ocn648922964
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805090673
Lccn
2010037585
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)648922964
Label
Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : the secret war -- In search of monsters to destroy -- The entrails -- Good neighbours -- Quacking like a duck -- Comrades -- Cuba libre -- A lot of fuss by a bunch of communists -- The minds of unsophisticated peoples -- Not red but olive green -- Our real friends -- A crusade to save free enterprise -- Cockfight -- Regime change -- One of the most ridiculous things that has ever occurred in the history of the United States -- The death of the goat -- Throwing a hedgehog down Uncle Sam's pants -- Apocalypse now? -- Fallout -- Papadocracy -- Bad news -- Another Cuba -- Zombies
Control code
ocn648922964
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805090673
Lccn
2010037585
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)648922964

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