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The Cuban Missile Crisis - PB
The Cuban Missile Crisis - PB
The Cuban Missile Crisis - PB
9780778712374 | In Stock
Separated by only about 100 miles (160 km) of water, the United States felt threatened by Soviet-backed Cuba in the 1960s. It was like having the Soviet Union in their back yard. This book describes events of the Cuban Revolution (1953–1959) and Cold War conflicts such as the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion and the nail-biting suspense of the Cuban missile crisis. Featured stories include:
•�The Battle of Santa Clara—December 28, 1958
•�The Bay of Pigs Invasion—April 17, 1961
•�The Cuban Missile Crisis—October 16, 1962

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: T
Binding: Paperback
Series: Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts
Author(s): Gary Jeffrey, Terry Riley

Size: 6 ½″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 48
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 5.5
Dewey: 972.9106
Lexile: 950L
Copyright: 2014

The Cuban Missile Crisis

... “Kicking off with four pages of succinct stage-setting text, this volume in the Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts series then switches to a graphic-novel format to deliver three different historical stories. The first puts us in the shoes of the heroically depicted Che Guevara and his guerrillas as they assault a train as part of the Cuban Revolution. The second story, centering on the Bay of Pigs invasion, suffers from too many scene changes and characters, though the tank-on-tank battle is invigorating. Surprisingly, the most rousing tale is the U.S.-Soviet backroom negotiating to stave off nuclear war, coherently told and even occasionally artful in prose... Riley’s workable art, best during battle scenes, cedes to a concluding two-page text summary about “Cold War Resolutions.” --- Booklist, 10/13