The Great Game in Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro

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$24.95
Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing
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Pages
416
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620874677

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About the Author

Joan Mellen is the bestselling author of twenty books, including A Farewell to Justice, her biographical study of Jim Garrison's New Orleans investigation of the Kennedy assassination. She has written for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Baltimore Sun. Mellen is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Reviews

Bob Kleberg's description by Edna Ferber [in her novel, Giant] makes for a magnificent novel, but Joan Mellen has perfectly interpreted history. --Gustavo de los Reyes
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
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
What Joan offers here is an anatomy lesson in our secret history. Operation after operation is laid open mercilessly, the complicated motives of leaders on all sides become heartbreakingly clear. This book is a must-read for students of American clandestine warfare. --Burton Hersh, author of The Old Boys and Bobby and J. Edgar
Bob Kleberg s description by Edna Ferber [in her novel, Giant] makes for a magnificent novel, but Joan Mellen has perfectly interpreted history. --Gustavo de los Reyes
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