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Florida and the Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
March 14, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this presentation based on the book Above and Beyond, New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and 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 that flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure proof of nuclear missiles.
Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 30 books for adults and 6 books for young adults. He is best known for his non-fiction narratives of survival and rescue stories. Disney adapted The Finest Hours into a film starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. Tougias speaks to groups across the country about his work.
This program is free to attend with The College of the Florida Keys and Monroe County School District student ID. All other attendees require a $5 entry fee.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the College of the Florida Keys. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
March 14, 2024 @ 7:00 pm -
March 14, 2024 @ 8:00 pm