The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro,

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'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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The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro,

The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro,

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

Hardback478pp Illustrated

9780709092773     Product Code: 219139

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'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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