The Brilliant Disaster

The Brilliant Disaster

JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Book - 2011
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A recounting of the Bay of Pigs Crisis drawing upon the author's father's connection to the events as they played out.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416596509
141659650X
1416596534
9781416596530
Branch Call Number: 972.91 Ra
Characteristics: xviii, 460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Feb 14, 2015

negative 10 stars for fiction falsely portrayed as nonfiction. /// Rasenberger concludes that JFK's decision to cancel air support strikes was the main reason for the failure \\\ More historic revisionism! The Bay of Pigs invasion conceived and planned within the Eisenhower Administration [the planning group members included VP Nixon and Eisenhower's SecDef], their plan included a full-scale military invasion/occupation and the assassination of Castro. Kennedy nixed the military support and any attempt on Fidel's life and the CIA assured him the people would arise against Castro. Kennedy fired Dulles, Richard Bissell [whose grandnephew, Robert Mueller III, would become FBI director shortly before 9/11/01] and Gen. Cabell, whose brother, Earl Cabell, was the mayor of Dallas who gave last minute orders to detour Kennedy's motorcade on the day of his assassination. President Kennedy recommended to the Intelligence Advisory Board that the CIA be /// dismembered \\\ - - instead, JFK ended up dead.

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