Castro's Secrets: Cuban Intelligence, The CIA, and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Macmillan, Apr 24, 2012 - History - 288 pages
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In CASTRO'S SECRETS, highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level defectors from Cuba's powerful intelligence and security services, long-buried secrets of Fidel's nearly 50-year reign are exposed for the first time. They include numerous assassinations and attempted ones carried out on Castro's orders, some against foreign leaders. More than a dozen ranking Cuban secret agents embraced by the CIA and FBI speak in these pages; some have never told their stories on the record before. Latell also probes dispassionately into the CIA's most deplorable plots against Cuba - including previously obscure schemes to assassinate Castro - and presents shocking new conclusions about what Fidel actually knew of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

 

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***SPOILER ALERT***Current/Former G-man and author Brian Latell promised his readers a book that would provide "the first penetrating look into the workings of one of the world's best and most ... Read full review

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This book tells how badly the CIA underestimated the abilities and talents of Cuba and their spy networks. The CIA wrongly assumed that the Cubans were not capable of a highly complex and multi ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Better Than Us
1
2 On Fidels Orders
23
3 Rooftop Stories
43
4 Come to Cuba
63
5 At Daggers Drawn
83
6 Tyrannicide
105
7 Mouth of the Lion
127
Four pages of photographs appear between pages 148 and 149
149
9 The Big Job
171
10 Great Minds
193
11 Conspiracy of Silence
213
Afterword
235
Acknowledgments
249
Notes
251
Index
267
Copyright

8 Whiplash
149

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BRIAN LATELL began tracking Cuba for the CIA in the early 1960s. Today, as Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies at the University of Miami, he continues as one of the most distinguished and frequently quoted experts. For a quarter century he taught Cuba and Latin America as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. A former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and Director of the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence, he has written for the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, Time, and many other American and international publications. His After Fidel has been published in eight languages.

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