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The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

By: Jim Rasenberger

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Scribner: April 2012

Seller ID: 17025

ISBN: 1416596534

Condition: New


THE BRILLIANT DISASTER is a remarkably gripping account of America's Bay of Pigs crisis, drawing on long-hidden CIA documents and delivering, as never before, the vivid truth--and consequences--of five pivotal days in April 1961. At the heart of the Bay of Pigs crisis stood President John F. Kennedy, and journalist Jim Rasenberger traces what Kennedy knew, thought, and said as events unfolded. He examines whether Kennedy was manipulated by the CIA into approving a plan that would ultimately involve the American military. He also draws compelling portraits of the other figures who played ke... View more info

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The Hawk and the Dove

By: Nicholas Thompson

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Picador: September 2010

Seller ID: 18252

ISBN: 0312658869

Condition: New


Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War. The two men embodied opposing strategies for winning the conflict. Yet they dined together, attended the weddings of each other's children, and remained lifelong friends.Paul Nitze was a consummate insider who believed the best way to avoid a nuclear clash was to prepare to win one. George Kennan was a diplomat turned academic whose famous "X article" persuasively argued that we should contain the Soviet Union while waiting for it to collapse from within. A masterly double biography, " The Hawk and the Dove" "d... View more info

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The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

By: Sam Roberts

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: September 2014

Seller ID: 18227

ISBN: 1476747385

Condition: New


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Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000

By: Stephen Kotkin

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: December 2008

Seller ID: 17967

ISBN: 0195368630

Condition: New


Featuring extensive revisions to the text as well as a new introduction and epilogue--bringing the book completely up to date on the tumultuous politics of the previous decade and the long-term implications of the Soviet collapse--this compact, original, and engaging book offers the definitive account of one of the great historical events of the last fifty years. Combining historical and geopolitical analysis with an absorbing narrative, Kotkin draws upon extensive research, including memoirs by dozens of insiders and senior figures, to illuminate the factors that led to the demise of Comm... View more info