Tomás Diez Acosta (born 1946) is a Cuba revolutionary soldier and a teacher and writer of history.

Tomás Diez Acosta joined Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces in 1961, when he was only 16 years old. From 1970 to 1986 he taught history at a Military Academy in Cuba, and has been head of the Department of Military History . He also holds a degree in political science . Diez retired from active military service in 1998 with the rank of lieutenant colonel .

Diez has written many books on the history of revolutionary Cuba, some of which have been translated to English, including October 1962: The 'Missile' Crisis As Seen From Cuba , published by Pathfinder Press , New York City , 2002. [2]


  • Diez Acosta, Tomás (2002). October 1962 : the "missile" crisis as seen from Cuba (1st ed.). New York: Pathfinder. ISBN 0-87348-956-X.
  • Diez Acosta, Tomás (2002). In the threshold of nuclear war : the 1962 missile crisis . Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba: Editorial José Martí. ISBN 959-09-0198-0.
  • Diez Acosta, Tomás (1997). La guerra encubierta contra Cuba : documentos desclasificados de la CIA (in Spanish). La Habana: Ed. Política. ISBN 959-01-0234-4.
  • Diez Acosta, Tomás (2003). Confrontación Estados Unidos — Cuba (in Spanish). La Habana: Ed. Política. ISBN 959-01-0498-3.
  • Diez Acosta, Tomás (2002). Octubre de 1962 : a un paso de holocausto; una mirada cubana a la crisis de los misiles (in Spanish). La Habana: Ed. Política. ISBN 959-01-0494-0.