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The brilliant disaster : JFK, Castro, and America's doomed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Author: Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A recounting of the Bay of Pigs Crisis drawing upon the author's father's connection to the events as they played out.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; Fidel Castro; John F Kennedy; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Fidel Castro; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Rasenberger
ISBN: 9781416596509 141659650X 9781439100479 1439100470
OCLC Number: 646112911
Description: xviii, 460 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The Bay of Pigs thing" --
"Balls were in the air" : Saturday April 15, 1961 --
Honeymoon: April 15-October 26, 1959 --
A program of covert action: November 3, 1959-January 19, 1961 --
Golden interlude: January 20-April 14, 1961 --
D-Day: April 15-April 19, 1961 --
Aftermath: April 20-December 31, 1962 --
"It could have been worse"
Other Titles: JFK, Castro, and America's doomed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs
Responsibility: Jim Rasenberger.

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Rasenberger's look at the Bay of Pigs invasion draws on recently released CIAinformation and stands as the most comprehensive account to date.  Read more...

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