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The Great Game in Cuba: CIA and the Cuban Revolution by [Joan Mellen]
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It is no secret that the CIA engaged in a variety of schemes, some bordering on farcical, and utilized a variety of unsavory individuals (or “assets”) to carry out the removal of Fidel Castro. After the brush with nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis, those efforts were largely abandoned. But for die-hard anti-Castro Cubans and their American supporters, the efforts continued. Mellen, a journalist and professor of English at Temple University, has written an interesting but often confusing chronicle of some of these efforts centered around Robert Kleberg Jr. Kleberg owned the giant King Ranch in Texas and had owned ranches in Cuba, which the Castro government expropriated. He was aided by several Cuban exiles who had originally supported Castro’s efforts to topple the Batista regime. When Mellen sticks to their plots, her story is often absorbing, but she frequently veers off into diatribes against the supposed duplicity of the CIA, primarily because it kept Kleberg and his associates at arm’s length. Still, this is a useful, if uneven, examination of aspects of the long, futile campaign to oust Castro. --Jay Freeman --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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“A ‘must read’ for the serious minded, who will find it both riveting and fascinating in yet another chapter of the untold history of the Cold War.”—Peter Janney, author of Mary’s Mosaic

“Until now, the role of Texas’ King Ranch in anti-Castro activities during the turbulent 1960s has remained largely unknown. Based on never-before-seen documents and interviews with key witnesses, Joan Mellen opens an important new window on the CIA's secret history.” —Dick Russell, author of On the Trail of the JFK Assassins

“Joan Mellen tells a brilliantly researched, meticulously supported, and compulsively readable tale that everyone concerned with how America operates should know.”—Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B01B11TST0
  • Publisher : Skyhorse; Reprint edition (March 8, 2016)
  • Publication date : March 8, 2016
  • Language : English
  • File size : 28453 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 475 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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