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Haynes Johnson
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Bay of Pigs

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The commanders of the invasion forces break their silence to reveal the whole truth about


Secret plans to countermand White House decisions
Fatally poor intelligence
Superb dedication and training but inadequate planning and execution

The Joint Chiefs of Staff

Approval of a suicidal battle plan, disastrous in detail

The Invasion of Cuba

An operation that was a combination
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Published May 1st 1964 by R.S. Means Company
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Brent M
In-depth narrative of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to overthrow Castro. Takes it from the inception of the idea in about 1959 through the preparations, training & invasion. All from the stories of the leaders. Takes you three battles miscommunications and errors to the failure and capture of most of the Brigade. Great history of something that I knew little about but not a page turner thus the three months to get through it. Excellent read for a student of history

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An important history about the planning and fatal execution of the invasion of Cuba to overthrow Castro.
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