Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che
by Carlos Harrison Author and Antonio Veciana Author
TRAINED TO KILL is an incredibly improbable memoir and the most incredible thing about it is how much of the story is demonstrably true. Already a major presence in books by HSCA investigator Gaeton Fonzi and well-respected researcher Dick Russell, the author takes the opportunity to tell his own story in his own clear, direct manner. This is a man who began life in a shack in the wake of the Great Depression, before growing up to work for Cuba’s richest banker. A hard left turn later, he became the leader of the CIA-backed revolutionary army, Alpha 66, ending up as a peripheral witness to the mechanics behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Reading this book will help explain how CIA black operations work and give important context to the US-Cuba dance that has been going on since Bautista went out of power in 1959. A fascinating and compelling journey.
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