Bay of Pigs - Decent History Required

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by schweik, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. Can anyone help? I am looking for a decent history of the Bay of Pigs episode - preferably in its overall cold war context. Has anyone come across anything good?
  2. I cant actually lay my hands on the book, but Im near certain it was called 'One Hell of a Gamble' by Fursenko and Gaddis. Only about a chapter on the Bay of Pigs, but it set it in context with the development of the relationship between the USSR and Cuba and the decision to put MRBMS there. Some interesting details on the false invasion scares prior to the Bay of pigs.
  3. Thanks. I've found it on Amazon. Looks good and I will order it.

    (It is by Fursenko and Timot Naftali)
  4. Thats the one, Gaddis as I now recall wrote another book on the cold war I have. Hope its what you are looking for. :wink: