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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

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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
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Subject
Genre
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 brotherRaâul; the ideologue Che Guevara; the capricious psychopath Rafael Trujillo; and Franðcois "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
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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381417
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Von Tunzelmann, Alex
Dewey number
972.9
Index
index present
LC call number
F2183
LC item number
.V66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Castro, Fidel
  • Castro, Raúl
  • Guevara, Che
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas
  • Duvalier, François
  • Caribbean Area
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • United States
  • Caribbean Area
Target audience
adult
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conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Label
Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
806373
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805090673
Lccn
2010037585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805090673
Label
Red heat : conspiracy, murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, Alex von Tunzelmann
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
806373
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805090673
Lccn
2010037585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805090673

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