Posts Tagged ‘ Bay of Pigs ’

Now in Paperback

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

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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Recent Praise for The Brilliant Disaster

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

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

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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