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Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana William M. Leogrande

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana

William M. Leogrande

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ISBN : 9781469617633
Hardcover
544 pages
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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 fascinatingMoreChallenging 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 bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation.Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.-Cuban relations. Now, LeoGrande and Kornbluh present a new and increasingly more relevant account.From Kennedys offering of an olive branch to Castro after the missile crisis, to Kissingers top secret quest for normalization, to Obamas promise of a new approach, LeoGrande and Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive, indicating a path toward better relations in the future.