Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island into a Criminal Paradise

Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island into a Criminal Paradise

by Stewart Bell



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Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island into a Criminal Paradise by Stewart Bell

Six Tips for Planning a Mercenary Invasion of a Tropical Island.

Tip 1. Don't hire Foreign Mercenaries without checking their credentials; they might have overstated their experience.

Tip 2. They could also be right-wing Klansmen and Nazis, which might not go over too well if your coup is supposed to install a leftist regime called the black revolutionary council.

Tip 3. Make sure the captain of the ship hired to transport your mercenaries and their weapons isn't a federal informant.

Tip 4. If you catch on of the ship's crew wearing a mini tape recorder under his t-shirt, you might want to ask whether your operation has been infiltrated.

Tip 5. Advertising an invasion in advance by giving interviews to a radio news reporter is not recommended.

Tip 6. Above all, if you're going to overthrow a third world regime, make sure it isn't on friendly terms with the United States Government.

Making these mistakes could leave you with a lot of time on your hands to think about how you could have been so stupid. Just ask the squad of heavily armed American and Canadian mercenaries who got together in New Orleans in 1981 to stage the Caribbean coup that became known as the Bayou of Pigs invasion. I did. This is what I found out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470153826
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stewart Bell is an award-winning journalist and the author of two critically acclaimed books, the national bestseller Cold Terror and The Martyr's Oath. He was awarded the Amnesty International prize for "Guerilla Girls", his magazine article about child soldiers in West Africa. His magazine article about an Algerian terrorist, "The Terrorist Next Door", was made into a television movie.

Table of Contents


Part I: Everyone Wants an Island.

Chapter 1. St. George's, Grenada.

Chapter 2. Houston, Texas.

Chapter 3. Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 4. Roseau, Dominica.

Chapter 5. Houston, Texas.

Chapter 6. Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 7. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chapter 8. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chapter 9. Roseau, Dominica.

Chapter 10. St. John's, Antigua.

Part II: Operation red Dog.

Chapter 11. Houston, Texas.

Chapter 12. Merrillville, Indiana.

Chapter 13. Houston, Texas.

Chapter 14. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chapter 15. Roseau, Dominica.

Chapter 16. Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 17. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chapter 18. Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 19. Houston, Texas.

Chapter 20. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Chapter 21. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Part III: Soldiers of Misfortune.

Chapter 22. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chapter 23. Roseau, Dominica.

Chapter 24. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chapter 25. Roseau, Dominica.

Chapter 26. Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 27. St. George's, Grenada.

Epilogue - Where Are They Now?

Author's Note.



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CindylouDP More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a can't put down book!!! It has everything-characters that make you say "Is he for real?" The plan they come up with to take on and over throw a government makes your head explode. I literally could not put this down. I didn't want to stop to eat and I love to eat. I didn't take care of my house nor did I connect with friends until I finished. And when I was finished I was depressed that it was over. The 'brains' and originator of this scheme thought of himself as a mercenary and was full of tall tales to tell his cohorts about. How he even lived to tell this story I will never understand. He asked some very shady guys to join in on his adventure.He is at times a genius and at others a fool. What do the KKK, the Nazis and a group of thugs and a third world country and the United States of America have to do with this story? Please read this book to find the answer.I can guarantee you a wild ride filled with adventure and excitement that will stay with you for a very long time and you will want to pass it on to your friends. After I finished I gave it to my husband to read and he was just as thrilled by it as I was. This story was funny and sad at the same time.