Back channel to Cuba : the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and Havana /

"Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--this fascinating book chronicles a surprising, untold history of b...

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Main Author: LeoGrande, William M.
Other Authors: Kornbluh, Peter.
Format: Book
Published:Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Rebuilding bridges
  • Eisenhower : patience and forbearance
  • Kennedy : the secret search for accommodation
  • Johnson : Castro reaches out
  • Nixon and Ford : Kissinger's Caribbean deĢtente
  • Carter : close, but no cigar
  • Reagan and Bush : diplomatic necessity
  • Clinton : from calibrated response to parallel positive steps
  • George W. Bush : turning back the clock
  • Obama : a new beginning?
  • Intimate adversaries, possible friends.