A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 12, 1959

REBELS, Russians and radiation kept TIME correspondents on the move.

In Havana, Correspondent Bruce Henderson got a vivid account of Dictator Fulgencio Batista's final banquet and ignominious flight, spent four days and sleepless nights putting together a comprehensive report on how and why he fell. For an analysis of what happened in Cuba, and what may happen now, see THE HEMISPHERE, End of a War.

NEWS of Russia's missile triumph came to the U.S. from space on many frequencies, but the man whose job it was to make the most of the new Russian prestige in cold war terms was Mikoyan. On hand...

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