Michael Tougias Presents: Above & Beyond: JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis
In this multimedia presentation based on his book Above & Beyond, 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 Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped Kennedy have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon. This unique presentation covers an especially timely topic today with current tensions with North Korea and Russia. View this event via Zoom. Registration required: http://martin.evanced.info/signup
This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.