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Above and Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Image of JFK at lecternThe thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Writer Michael Tougias recounts this tense chapter of history and explores how President Kennedy reached a decision on a course of action.

Tougias will share insights from his interviews with the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. The presentation will also highlight some of the lesser known events and recently unclassified documents related to this crisis.

Special Arrangements: screen.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Michael Tougias Michael Tougias - Michael has written 29 books, including The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, which was adapted into a Disney film in 2016. See full biography.

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