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The Cuba Project: Castro, Kennedy, and the FBI's Tamale Squad

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Publisher Comments:

A sexy, shoot-em-up telling of the CIA and FBI's attempts to take control of Castro's Cuba before and during the Kennedy administration, Pavia's colorful account reveals high-stakes bumbling and wishful thinking on the part of U.S. intelligence and diplomatic officials. The story features a bold cast of characters: Casino owners, washed up oddities like actor Errol Flynn, mob boss Santo Trafficante, and a covert band of ex-cons dubbed the "Doughnut Army" converge with countless agents trying to keep a lid on the tinderbox of revolutionary Cuba and Cuban Miami. The book is based on extensive interviews with the American Cold Warriors who lived and breathed "The Cuba Project."

Synopsis:

Set in the dark underworlds of 1950s Miami and East Harlem, the riveting story of the FBI's "Tamale Squad," tasked with gaining Cuban intelligence.

About the Author

Peter Pavia is the author of Dutch Uncle, a novel, and co-author of The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. His work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, New York Post, GQ, Detour, and Gear. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

Table of Contents

Viva La Revolucion! * A Tale of Two Miamis * The Tamale Squad * "The Revolution has Nothing to Ask For" * Nazi Spies * History Precedes Itself First as Farce: The Strange Story of the Donut Army * The Real Deal * The Hook * Politics by Other Means * His Own Good * La Bahia de Cochinos * We Might Have Stood Had I Not Fallen * The Past Remains Prologue

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403966032
Subtitle:
Castro, Kennedy, and the FBI's Tamale Squad
Author:
Pavia, Peter
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Kennedy, John F
Subject:
Castro, Fidel
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060321
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes 14 bandw illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.687 in

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Set in the dark underworlds of 1950s Miami and East Harlem, the riveting story of the FBI's "Tamale Squad," tasked with gaining Cuban intelligence.

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