Above & Beyond: JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis by Michael Tougias
22 Mar

In this multimedia presentation based on his soon-to-be-published book, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the 13 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 from McCoy AFB in Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. Few people know that one of our pilots was shot down and killed by the Soviets over Cuba. The presentation includes three lesser-known events that put us on the brink of nuclear war. Seating is limited.

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

Event Times:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location:
Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL  34996

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