This is a powerful book and by far the best I have read on the " Bay of Pigs". The author, the son of a member of the Kennedy administration, draws upon much previously unavailable material to paint a vivid and ,at times, shocking picture of what is one of our countries most shameful moments. The author is generally fair, although at times he lets the administration off too lightly for what were inexcusable failures in judgement and execution. But, as is pointed out, there is plenty of blame to go around. The author not only gives an, at times, hour by hour account of the failed invasion, but also ties this failure into a much bigger one--Vietnam. He shows how politicians thousands of miles away tried to make tactical decisions for political, not military reasons and how this lead to the disaster in Cuba. This was then repeated on a much larger scale in Vietnam, which escalated as a priority partially as a result of the failure of the "Bay of Pigs". Truly a powerful, sad tale.
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