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Author Latell, Brian.

Title Castro's secrets : the CIA and Cuba's intelligence machine / Brian Latell.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


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 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  327.1273 LATELL    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  327.1273 LATELL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  327.1273 LATELL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  327.1273 LATELL    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  327.1273 LATELL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  327.1273 LA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 272 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-265) and index.
Subject Intelligence service -- Cuba -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Cuba.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016
ISBN 9780230621237 hardback
0230621236 hardback
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