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

Author: Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: London : Robert Hall, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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; Fidel Castro; John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Rasenberger
ISBN: 9780709092773 0709092776
OCLC Number: 751940960
Description: xviii, 460 pages : illustrations, 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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The Brilliant Disaster is the most complete account of this event to date, providing not only a fascinating chronicle of the military action but fascinating portraits of Castro and JFK as they res  Read more...

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