Book Discussion on The Brilliant Disaster

Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis. The failed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 that was supported by the… read more

Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis. The failed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 that was supported by the United States government resulted in the capture or death of over 1,000 men. The author examines the Kennedy administration’s slow divulgement of American involvement in the attempted incursion, which included U.S. military planning and support for the 1,400 Cuban exiles that were trained by the Central Intelligence Agency. Jim Rasenberger spoke and responded to questions from members of the audience at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. close

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Book Discussion on The Brilliant Disaster

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Location:
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 2011
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2011

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  • May 14, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 2011 | 7:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 2011 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2011 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 19, 2011 | 4:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 4:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
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