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The Resource Castro's secrets : Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Brian Latell

Castro's secrets : Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Brian Latell

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Castro's secrets : Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Title
Castro's secrets
Title remainder
Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Brian Latell
Title variation
Castros secrets
Title variation remainder
the CIA and Cubas intelligence machine
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this riveting Cold War history, highly acclaimed author Brian Latell offers us a new and surprising look at Fidel Castro. Latell draws his narrative on personal interviews with high level defectors from Cuba's intelligence, many of whom have not spoken out for over nearly five decades. The result is a vivid and revelatory account that revises our understanding of how Fidel operated, what his goals were, and how he imagined the future for his tiny island nation. Latell takes us from from the crimes Fidel allegedly committed as a youth in the anti-Battista movement, to how quickly he built up an intelligence system that rivaled the Soviet Union's KGB and Britain's M15 in effectiveness, and how that translated into a feud with JFK's administration and the CIA, and the ultimate confrontation during the Cuban Missile Crises that brought the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust"--
Summary
Documents the story of Cuba's powerful intelligence agency and how it was used by Castro in an attempt to launch a third world war, drawing on testimony by high-level defectors to offer insights into Castro's goals and methods
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10114241
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Latell, Brian
Dewey number
327.12730729109046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Castro, Fidel
  • Castro, Fidel
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
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the CIA and Cuba's intelligence machine
Label
Castro's secrets : Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Brian Latell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published in 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-266) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Better than us -- On Fidel's orders -- Rooftop stories -- Come to Cuba -- At daggers drawn -- Tyrannicide -- Mouth of the lion -- Whiplash -- The big job -- Great minds -- Conspiracy of silence -- Afterword
Control code
1080784
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Palgrave Macmillan paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 274 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137278418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013387033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137278418
  • (OCoLC)855946415
Label
Castro's secrets : Cuban intelligence, the CIA, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Brian Latell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published in 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Better than us -- On Fidel's orders -- Rooftop stories -- Come to Cuba -- At daggers drawn -- Tyrannicide -- Mouth of the lion -- Whiplash -- The big job -- Great minds -- Conspiracy of silence -- Afterword
Control code
1080784
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Palgrave Macmillan paperback edition.
Extent
xxvi, 274 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137278418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013387033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137278418
  • (OCoLC)855946415

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