Kitty Genovese in The New Yorker

Kitty Genovese in The New Yorker

A review of a new documentary about the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese, with a brief discussion of Jim’s role in reexamining the case: The New Yorker, October 2015: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/kitty-genoveses-brother-reexamines-her-famous-murder
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Now in Paperback

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THE BRILLIANT DISASTER, a “balanced, engrossing account” (Kirkus Reviews, starred) of the Bay of Pigs Crisis, is now available in paperback. It was recently listed among NPR’s “Outstanding Softcover Releases.” Buy it now on Amazon.
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The Brilliant Disaster on NPR

Members of Fidel Castro's militia gather in Cuba's Escambry Mountains during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Three Lions/Getty Images

All Things Considered: “50 Years Later: Learning From The Bay Of Pigs” Listen to the interview / read the transcript on NPR’s All Things Considered. “Fifty years ago Sunday, a brigade of around 1,500 CIA-trained soldiers stormed the beach in Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. It was the opening phase of a secret mission to overthrow Fidel...
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The LA Times: White House Situation Room: History’s center stage The ‘Sit Room’ puts the president squarely in the middle of the action, expanding his command and control. By Jim Rasenberger | Published May 9, 2011 The New York Times: Thinking Through Assassination The death of Osama bin Laden By Jim Rasenberger | Published May 5,...
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Recent Praise for The Brilliant Disaster

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Read all the reviews and praise HERE. “From Castro’s journey to New York, where he was greeted by thousands of cheering Americans, to an examination of the CIA’s role in the invasion, the book is filled with copiously researched historical information. Yet, thanks to Rasenberger’s skillful writing, Brilliant Disaster reads more like a thriller...
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Photographs from the Bay of Pigs

The seawall, facing west. In the distance is the beach of the Hotel Playa Girón, a resort that was under construction at the time of the invasion.

Visit a gallery of photographs taken by the author at the Bay of Pigs, during research for The Brilliant Disaster.
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The Bay of Pigs: A Brief Timeline: Five Days in April, 1961

This April 1961 file photo shows a group of Cuban

April 15: The attack begins in the early hours of a Saturday morning. The CIA-backed brigade of Cuban exiles sends eight B-26 bombers from Nicaragua to Cuba to destroy Fidel Castro’s air force on the ground. Staged to look like an internal revolt by Castro’s own men, the air raid is only partly successful. At least six...
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