This Omnibus E-Guide brings collectively Piero Gleijeses's two landmark books for the first time:
Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Wrestle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991
Throughout the remaining fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a interval of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. People, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, the place tens of hundreds of Cuban troopers have been stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's final colony. Past lay the nice prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses makes use of archival sources, notably from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to offer an unprecedented worldwide historical past of this essential theater of the late Cold War.
Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976
This sweeping historical past of Cuban coverage in Africa from 1959 to 1976 is predicated on unprecedented analysis in African, Cuban, and American archives. (Amongst Gleijeses's many sources are Cuban archival supplies to which he’s the solely non-Cuban to ever have entry.) Setting his story inside the context of U.S. coverage towards each Africa and Cuba throughout the Cold War, Gleijeses challenges the notion that Cuban coverage in Africa was directed by the Soviet Union.