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Politics of illusion : the Bay of Pigs invasion reexamined

Author: James G Blight; Peter Kornbluh
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Pub., 1998.
Series: Studies in Cuban history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The defeat of the attempted April 1961 invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs was one of the worst foreign-policy disasters in U.S. history. Since then, explanations of the event have emphasized betrayal by one U.S. agency or another, seeking to assign blame for the "loss" of Cuba. With the benefit of new documentation, however - from U.S. government and Cuban exile sources - as well as the first-hand accounts of key
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Peter Kornbluh
ISBN: 1555877834 9781555877835 1555878229 9781555878221
OCLC Number: 37109159
Description: xix, 284 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: "John Wayne's" Betrayals --
1. The Anti-Castro Resistance Meets the CIA --
2. The CIA Calls the Shots --
3. Kennedy's Attempts to Topple Castro --
4. Assassination and the Use of U.S. Military Force at the Bay of Pigs --
5. Operation MONGOOSE and the Fate of the Resistance --
6. Aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion --
Epilogue: "John Wayne's" Illusions --
App. 3. Chronology of U.S. Decisionmaking Regarding the Bay of Pigs Invasion and Operation MONGOOSE, January 1959-October 1962 --
App. 4. Chronology of Cuban Resistance, January 1959-July 1961 --
App. 5. Declassified Documents.
Series Title: Studies in Cuban history.
Responsibility: edited by James G. Blight, Peter Kornbluh.

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