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The Cuban Missile Crisis - eBook
The Cuban Missile Crisis - eBook
The Cuban Missile Crisis - eBook
9781427193407 | Back Ordered
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. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: T
Binding: Electronic book text
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