Bill Weiss Historical Lectures: 13 Myths of 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Monday, March 27, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
Historian Bill Weiss shares newly released information from formerly secret American and Russian archives that provide vastly greater detail and nuance on the events surrounding the ""missiles in October."" This talk begins with a review of Cuba's relationship with the U.S., the rise of Fidel Castro and the role that the Cold War in Europe played in the U.S.S.R.'s alliance with Cuba. Bill Weiss then provides a point-by-point review of this crisis based on new information and concludes with a discussion of the consequences of this monumental confrontation.