"The text conveys ... the crisis itself and of the January 1992 conference held in Havana"--Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -458) and index.
An account of a conference held in Havana in 1992, studying the causes and the course of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and revealing misperceptions on all sides that led to the brink of nuclear war.
Foreword / Jorge I. Dominguez -- Introduction: Toward the Brink -- 1. Cuba on the Brink, 1962: The October Crisis -- 2. Uses of the Brink: Cuban, American, and Russian Motives at the Havana Conference -- 3. Cuba on the Brink, Then and Now: The Havana Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis -- 4. Cuba and the Brink: Fidel Castro v. History -- 5. The Legacy of the Brink: Unfinished Business of the Havana Conference -- Appendix 1: Chronology -- Appendix 2: Letters Between Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev.