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Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs
     

Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs

by Grayston Lynch
 

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Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking of "Kennedy's Camelot" reveals heart-wrenching facts that continue to stir emotions among Brigade 2506 veterans.

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Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking of "Kennedy's Camelot" reveals heart-wrenching facts that continue to stir emotions among Brigade 2506 veterans.

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"Gray Lynch was there at the Bay of Pigs and was in perfect position to write the definitive ground-level account of what went right and what went wrong. His anger toward the men at the top is the anger of a patriot who feels he was betrayed. This is not a book for those who love Camelot."

"Grabs and retains the reader's attention with fastpaced action, convincing tactical commentary, tales of bravery, a few accounts of cowardice, and the story of a brutal, tragic end to the enterprise."

"This book is his testimony--a devastating corrective to the historical pseudo-record."

Booknews
The author, who was the CIA's case officer on the command ship of the 2506 Brigade (the Bay of Pigs invasion force), argues that the Kennedy administration, especially the Department of State, emasculated CIA plans both before and during the invasion, dooming the operation to certain failure, and then attempted to place the blame on the Brigade and the CIA. Primarily basing his account on his own recollections and interviews of other CIA personnel, he offers a blow-by-blow retelling of the action and a critique of the accounts of administration historian Arthur Schlesinger and others. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Mark Falcoff
This book is his testimony - a devastating corrective to the historical pseudo-record confected by Kennedy henchmen and apologists.
The American Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574882377
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
01/31/2000
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,272,139
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Grayston L. Lynch is a retired U.S. Army captain and a former CIA officer. He was wounded at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and Heartbreak Ridge in Korea; served with the Special Forces in Laos; and received three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, among other awards. He joined the CIA in 1960. For his heroism at the Bay of Pigs, Lynch was awarded the Intelligence Star, the CIA's most coveted award. In the six years after the Bay of Pigs, he ran commando raids into Cuba. Lynch retired from the CIA in 1971.

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