The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro,

    The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro,

    and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

    Jim Rasenberger

    Robert Hale 2011

    Hardback 478pp Illustrated

    9780709092773   Product Code: 19139

    'It could have been worse,' an adviser told JF Kennedy after the failure of the disastrous US-backed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. 'How?' asked the President. 'It could have succeeded.' With clarity and narrative verve, Rasenberger reveals the behind-the-scenes machinations of the CIA, draws compelling portraits of the key players, traces what Kennedy knew, thought and felt as events unfolded, and charts the political fallout of one of the worst blunders in American history.

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