The Bay of Pigs

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Oxford University Press, 11 juil. 2008 - 256 pages
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In The Bay of Pigs, Howard Jones provides a concise, incisive, and dramatic account of the disastrous attempt to overthrow Castro in April 1961. Drawing on recently declassified CIA documents, Jones deftly examines the train of missteps and self-deceptions that led to the invasion of U.S.-trained exiles at the Bay of Pigs. Ignoring warnings from the ambassador to Cuba, the Eisenhower administration put in motion an operation that proved nearly unstoppable even after the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. The CIA and Pentagon, meanwhile, both voiced confidence in the outcome of the invasion, especially after coordinating previous successful coups in Guatemala and Iran. And so the Kennedy administration launched the exile force toward its doom in Cochinos Bay on April 17, 1961. Jones gives a riveting account of the battle--and the confusion in the White House--before moving on to explore its implications. The Bay of Pigs, he writes, set the course of Kennedy's foreign policy. It was a humiliation for the administration that fueled fears of Communist domination and pushed Kennedy toward a hardline "cold warrior" stance. But at the same time, the failed attack left him deeply skeptical of CIA and military advisers and influenced his later actions during the Cuban missile crisis.
  

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Review: The Bay of Pigs (Pivotal Moments in American History)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Brian - Goodreads

Howard Jones adds a great installment to the Pivotal Moments in American history series by exploring how the United States character changed during the lead up to Bay of Pigs and the impact it had on ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Bay of Pigs (Pivotal Moments in American History)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Christian Romo - Goodreads

i enjoy reading this book because it goes to show that the crucial decisions that John F. Kennedy had to under go in order to keep Fidel castro from overtaking cuba were not all very smart, it ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Prologue
1
1 Genesis
9
2 Trinidad
31
3 Zapata
45
4 Politics
75
5 DDay
95
6 Requiem
113
7 Inquisition
131
Epilogue
153
Notes
175
Bibliography
215
Index
225
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À propos de l'auteur (2008)

Howard Jones is the author of Mutiny on the Amistad and Death of a Generation. He is University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama.

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