copyright 1964; Vail-Ballou Press publishers; hardbound; b/w photos; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with minor edge wear.
In April 1961, fifteen hundred Cuban patriots went ashore at the Bay of Pigs against 100,000 Castro troops. Brigade 2506, as they were called, had been recruited, trained, equipped, and transported by agents of the C.I.A. Their battle plan had been drawn by the CIA and approved by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. They had been told to fight their way inland to the main road and then turn left to Havana...They were told that if they ran into trouble, US forces would go ashore...
Haynes Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1966, for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama. The award marked the first time in Pulitzer Prize history that a father and son both received awards for reporting; his father, Malcolm Johnson, won in 1949 for the New York Sun series, "Crime on the Waterfront," which was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film, On the Waterfront.