The Missile Crisis in Cuba. By Keith Eubank. Anvil. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger, 2000. Bibliography. Index. viii, 235 pp. Paper, $19.50.

In the early 1960s, the conflict between Cuba and the United States had repercussions reaching far beyond the Caribbean. Two recent books present primary source documents on the April 1961 invasion at Playa Girón and the October 1962 missile crisis. Neither book reveals significant new information, but each provides a handy collection of texts appropriate for classroom use.

Pathfinder Press published Playa Girón simultaneously in English and Spanish. Jack Barnes, national secretary of the (U.S.) Socialist Workers Party, introduces the volume with a long reflection on his experiences as a student and organizer of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in 1961 at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The English language edition then includes translations of a dozen Cuban primary source documents on the U.S.-backed invasion at the Bay...

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