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The Great Game in Cuba: CIA and the Cuban Revolution Kindle Edition
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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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,073 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I first heard about this book when the author was interviewed on an NPR show, either Diane Rehm or Terry Gross. A professor who teaches creative writing has written a piece of well research journalistic non-fiction? And since I live in Miami Beach and have become very interested in learning more about the more recent Cuban history, I decided to purchase the book. This week when one of my college students who is himself Cuban born saw the book, he asked if I would let him read it which I will. And before we ended the conversation, I confirmed how different what I told him I had read was from the propaganda Cuban students are fed.
This book has a complete bibliography as well as notes at the end. When I finished this book, I was more convinced than ever that the CIA is really a very dangerous organization and that, indeed, the reason the Bay of Pigs failed was because the CIA wished that, hoping that then-President Kennedy would focus on Vietnam where the CIA was certain the United States would find itself in a long, long war that would, of course, produce wealth for private enterprises--many out of Texas--who provide all the "stuff" needed in wars.