The Brilliant Disaster

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jim Rasenberger
Narrator: Bob Walter
Genres: History, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 17 hours, 30 minutes
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Acclaimed journalist and author Jim Rasenberger here delivers the definitive account of one of the most ill-fated blunders in U.S. history. Trained by the CIA, 1,400 Cuban expats planned to invade Cuba, trigger a popular revolt, and topple Castro's communist regime. But when Castro was tipped off and U.S. air support was cancelled, the would-be liberators were sacrificed in a crossfire of betrayal.

Author Details

Author Details

Rasenberger, Jim

Jim Rasenberger is the author of The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs and High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World's Greatest Skyline. He has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and The Wilson Quarterly, among other publications. A native of Washington, D.C., he lives in New York City with his wife and sons.