x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-268) and index.
"Rising star Simon Hall captures the spirit of the 1960s in ten days that revolutionized the Cold War: Fidel Castro's visit to New York. New York City, September 1960. In this unforgettable slice of modern history, Simon Hall reveals how these ten days were a foundational moment in the trajectory of the Cold War, a turning point in the history of anti-colonial struggle, and a launching pad for the social, cultural and political tumult of the decade that followed." --Provided by publisher.
The stage is set -- Into the belly of the beast -- Monday 19 September -- Tuesday 20 September -- Wednesday 21 September -- Thursday 22 September -- Friday 23 September -- Saturday 24 September -- Sunday 25 September -- Monday 26 September -- Tuesday 27 September -- Wednesday 28 September -- '¡Viva la revolución!'.
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