Want to look at the Cuban Missile Crisis from Kennedy's perspective? Have a look at this micro site from the JFK library HERE
A great revision timeline of the Cold War is available HERE
You can read an American account of Castro's overthrow of the Batista regime in Cuba in this brilliant, 1958 issue of Life Magazine HERE. You can read other accounts of the build up and aftermath of the revolution by searching the Life Magazine archives.
Links below retrieve 1950’s Cuba LIFE articles of special interest to Cuba 1952-1959 history.
More really useful documentaries for when you have a bit of spare time