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

ISBN-10: 1416596534

ISBN-13: 9781416596530

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jim Rasenberger

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jim Rasenberger is the author of The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs and High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline. He has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and The Wilson Quarterly, among other publications. A native of Washington, D.C., he lives in New York City with his wife and sons.

Introduction: "The Bay of Pigs Thing"
Prologue: "Balls Were in the Air" Saturday, April 15, 1961
Honeymoon April 15-October 26, 1959
"Viva Castro!" April 1959
"Point of No Return" Summer-Autumn 1959
A Program of Covert Action November 3, 1959-January 19, 1961
"It's a Secret" November 1959-March 1960
"Program of Covert Action" December 1959-March 1960
"A Question of Propriety" 1954, 1960
"The End Justified the Means" May-August 1960
"Shock Action" Autumn 1960
"No Easy Matters" November 9, 1960-January 19, 1961
Golden Interlude January 20-April 14, 1961
"A Grenade" Winter 1961
"A Stone Falling in Water" February 8-March 15, 1961
"Too Spectacular" March 1961
"Albatross" Late March-Early April 1961
"Infinite Trouble" April 5-April 11, 1961
"A Fanatical Urge to Begin" April 12-April 14, 1961
D-Day April 15-April 19, 1961
"This Is the Aggression" Saturday, April 15: D-2
"The Air Will Be Yours" Sunday, April 16: D-1
"There Goes the War" Monday, April 17: D-Day
"Sour Like You Wouldn't Believe" Tuesday, April 18: D+1
"The Loneliest Man" Wednesday, April 19: D+2
Aftermath April 20-December 31, 1962
"The Way Things Are Going" April 20, 1961
"Defeat Is an Orphan" April 21, 1961
"No One Knows How Tough" Spring 1961
"Success Is What Succeeds" Late Spring 1961
"It Will Be a Cold Winter" Summer 1961-Winter 1962
"A Man Who Knows" Spring-Autumn 1962
"Abyss of Destruction" October 14-November 24, 1962
"There Are No Obstacles" Christmas 1962
Epilogue: "It Could Have Been Worse"
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