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By Peter Wyden | Comments: ( 549 ) | Date: ( Jul 17, 2019 )

The 1962 CIA invasion of Cuba by anti Castro exiles at the Bay of Pigs has endured as America s greatest overt covert flop The planning misexecution of the project has been covered until now mainly as a subtheme in memoirs general books about the JFK years Former Newsweek correspondent Wyden has gathered information from the Cuban exiles from within CubThe 1962 CIA invasion of Cuba by anti Castro exiles at the Bay of Pigs has endured as America s greatest overt covert flop The planning misexecution of the project has been covered until now mainly as a subtheme in memoirs general books about the JFK years Former Newsweek correspondent Wyden has gathered information from the Cuban exiles from within Cuba itself as well as from Washington sources to uncover the untold story but essentials remain unchanged His access to Cuban sources has been squandered on eyewitness accounts of the battle, so that we learn about the minute by minute proceedings than anyone could want to know, but little about the impact of the invasion on Cuba or Cuban attitudes toward the USA He s dealt with CIA reports that accurately gauged the level of Castro s popular support in Cuba, but were bypassed by CIA planners in favor of less accurate ones foreseeing potential success These, however, are ignored while he gets into the old squabble over the operation s chances had Kennedy not canceled a 2nd air strike aimed at destroying the Cuban air force His obsession with trivial details like each person s garb at any given moment overwhelms any analytic potential Because Wm Fulbright was the only one in the know who strenuously opposed the operation, he concludes that groupthink assumed consensus prevented all these brilliant people by his reckoning, almost anyone with a Yale background a position of power qualifies from realizing that the plan was a mess Therefore, it could happen again Of course, if all those bureaucrats, lawyers academics weren t so brilliant, the answer may lie elsewhere not in why the Bay of Pigs wasn t stopped, but in why it was started On that, he s not much help Kirkus edited Plot at the CIA Escalation Reappraisal momentumAt the watershed The attack beginsInvasion Aftermath Conclusion It could happen againIndex


  • Title: Bay of Pigs
  • Author: Peter Wyden
  • ISBN: 9780224017541
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Peter Wyden

Peter H Wyden, born Peter Weidenreich, in Berlin to a Jewish family, was an American journalist and writer.He left Nazi Germany and went to the United States in 1937 After studying at City University of New York, he served with the U.S Army s Psychological Warfare Division in Europe during World War II After the war, he began a career in journalism, during which he worked as a reporter for The Wichita Eagle, a feature writer for The St Louis Post Dispatch, Washington correspondent for Newsweek magazine, a contributing editor for The Saturday Evening Post in Chicago and San Francisco, articles editor for McCall s, and executive editor for Ladies Home Journal He authored or coauthored nine books, and numerous articles that appeared in major magazines In 1970, he became a book publisher in New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut.Source



Comments Bay of Pigs

  • David Classing

    This book starts a little slow with the technical data and the planning, and the biographies of the individuals assigned under Eisenhower to hatch this invasion of Cuba. The first 20% of the book, quite frankly, is a bit dull and difficult to read, however "the action" soon heats up.I'm not sure how much research went into this work, but it is very informative and easy to read, once the initial pages are finished. It almost reads like a spy novel, but we all know the seriousness of the Bay of Pi [...]


  • Riley

    The book was meticulously researched and offers a variety of perspectives: from interviews with Cuban leader Fidel Castro and CIA executives such as Richard Bissell through to Cubans who lived by the Bay of Pigs and fighters from both sides of the invasion. Here's to hoping that the CIA and military planners aren't nearly as incompetent today as they were in 1961 -- though considering the intelligence on Iraq, that may be wishful thinking.


  • Ruth

    This book was on the bookshelf in my grandparent's dining room for my whole childhood and from as early as I can remember I dreamt of reading it. I was very interested in pigs from a young age and their copy had a yellow cover which I prefer to the cover image shown above. When my grandma moved to a nursing home, this is one of the books I kept and finally I read it. It took my a long time because it was actually pretty dull and hard to read because it was talking about military men and maneuver [...]


  • Andrew Scholes

    What an unmitigated disaster. Total lack of communications. Lack of understanding what they were getting into.


  • George

    A Must Read about the failed invasion of Cuba to overthrow Castro.


  • KathyPetersen

    May I say this is a very good book - and also say I was so blogged down with all the persons and details that I had to slog through it? Not a fan of military history, still I wanted to find out about this ghastly event in our relatively recent history (yes, I remember it a little!)and thus I admire the work for its research and completeness.


  • Phey Hoyman

    I'll be honest about this book, saying it starts out dry is an understatement. It is truly tedious to read, but once you get past page 70, it's becomes more enjoyable and easier to grasp the full idea of how the author is assembling the book. I am sure that there are better books out there that are easier to read on the topic, but for someone who didn't know much about the Bay of Pigs, I can honestly say that I truly expanded my knowledge. There were many aspects that I didn't know before readin [...]


  • Erik Graff

    For those who want a book about the US-sponsored attack on Cuba in 1962 which focuses narrowly on the details of the invasion, this is the one to get. Most ironic detail: The first navy frogmen on the beach at the Bay of Pigs encountered a new vacation resort built by the revolutionary government for its citizens, a resort inhabited by the crews working on it. The CIA had had no idea of this, thinking the area would be uninhabited.


  • Peter

    A fly-on-the-wall accounts of the Bay of Pigs, this book at times dragged for me. I sometimes felt it was ghost written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr and at other times by waiters in D.C. restaurants. (Each man had two martinis before lunch and brandy afterwards while chomping on cigars.) The book is now 32 years old, so it lacks some current scholarship, but it does provide insight into the planning and attempt to provide analysis in conclusion about how so many poor decisions were made.


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