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The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis

June 13, 2019 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

In this multimedia presentation based on his newly published co-authored book Above & Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed missions over Cuba. Most people don’t realize one of our pilots was shot down and killed over Cuba, almost leading to the start of WWIII. Tougias will show slides of the events and discuss four lesser known incidents that put the world in peril.

Presented by Michael J. Tougias, author

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.

Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.


June 13, 2019
12:15 pm–1:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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