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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574882377
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 01/31/2000
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 355,676
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About 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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Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Angelic55blonde on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about the Bay of Pigs. It is written by one of the few Americans involved in the Bay of Pigs. It is a blow by blow account of the disaster and the author does critique Arthur M. Schlesinger throughout the book which I don't 100% agree with. However I did like this book because it was a first hand account and it was easy reading at that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed reading this book. It was not only informative but concise and easy reading to boot! The author gives a detailed account on the happenings at the Bay of Pigs invasion. Who else to give the accounts than someone who was actually there?!!!!! I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion! I am awaiting his book on the Cuban Missile Crisis.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well at least the story got told! After 40 years, Greyston Lynch tells of the Kennedy administrations disasterous handling of the Bay of Pigs. Lynch was the CIA's man at the bay who also fired the first shot of the Battle. Well written, this book will keep your interest. Don't read if you are unwilling to place the blame where it belongs for the failure at the Bay of Pigs, the Kennedy administration. Can't wait for his next book on the Cuban Missle Crisis to be published!