Florida and the Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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.