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The Resource The Cuban connection : Nixon, Castro, and the mob, William Weyand Turner

The Cuban connection : Nixon, Castro, and the mob, William Weyand Turner

Label
The Cuban connection : Nixon, Castro, and the mob
Title
The Cuban connection
Title remainder
Nixon, Castro, and the mob
Statement of responsibility
William Weyand Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing a rapprochement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro got the strong impression that US intentions toward his new Cuban government were hostile. In The Cuban Connection, former FBI agent and investigative journalist William Weyand Turner examines the fateful meeting between Castro and Nixon and the murky connections that existed between official Washington, the CIA, and organized crime in Cuba. Based on firsthand interviews with many of the key players involved in Cuban-American relations of that era, plus thorough background research, Turner raises a host of disturbing questions. Before the ouster of the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista by Castro, why did Vice President Nixon often socialize at Havana casinos with his Cuban friend Bebe Rebozo? How was the rabid anti-Communism of the Eisenhower administration, especially its instant dislike of Castro, connected to its cozy relationship with the former mob-controlled dictatorship? How did all of this set the stage for the Bay of Pigs fiasco and, ultimately, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the JFK assassination? In a vivid narrative, The Cuban Connection provides insider information that rarely reaches the public and that many in power never wanted the public to know."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, William W
Dewey number
327.7307291
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C9
LC item number
T87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Organized crime
  • Organized crime
  • Subversive activities
  • Espionage, American
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • Cuba
Label
The Cuban connection : Nixon, Castro, and the mob, William Weyand Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The violent past is prologue -- The eagle has landed -- Havana syndicated -- Sidebar: Jack Ruby -- The Nixon nobody knew -- The alliance nobody knew -- Nixon's red-baiting boomerangs into Castro epiphany -- Setting up the bay of pigs and other disasters -- Major Morgan's triple play -- The beast of the Caribbean -- La Batalla de Girón -- Kennedy gets his Irish up -- The hits that missed -- Decisions, decisions: Invasion no. 2 -- The Flying Tiger and the phony rescue -- The navy that nobody knew -- The CIA's unruly stepchild -- Nixon's vendetta -- The coup that nobody knew -- Epilogue-Havana redux
Control code
ocn818738069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616147570
Lccn
2013001488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022472994
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818738069
  • (Sirsi) a1645294
Label
The Cuban connection : Nixon, Castro, and the mob, William Weyand Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The violent past is prologue -- The eagle has landed -- Havana syndicated -- Sidebar: Jack Ruby -- The Nixon nobody knew -- The alliance nobody knew -- Nixon's red-baiting boomerangs into Castro epiphany -- Setting up the bay of pigs and other disasters -- Major Morgan's triple play -- The beast of the Caribbean -- La Batalla de Girón -- Kennedy gets his Irish up -- The hits that missed -- Decisions, decisions: Invasion no. 2 -- The Flying Tiger and the phony rescue -- The navy that nobody knew -- The CIA's unruly stepchild -- Nixon's vendetta -- The coup that nobody knew -- Epilogue-Havana redux
Control code
ocn818738069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616147570
Lccn
2013001488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022472994
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818738069
  • (Sirsi) a1645294

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