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Above & Beyond: JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Above and Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission by Michael J. Tougias.

The little-known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on Cuba, sparking an international crisis that brought U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of war. One pilot was fatally shot down by the Soviets, in an incident that was covered up and later revealed by U-2 pilot Jerry McIlmoyle of Venice, Florida.

Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures’ version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip’s War, and There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Emerson Center.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm -
February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Michael Tougias, Author
Event Fee:
Free

Event Contact:

Steve Becker
Phone:
772-579-8170
Email:
stevebecker7@comcast.net

Event Venue:

The Emerson Center
1590 27th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960 United States
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