By Jack Colhoun
"The anti-communist hysteria generated through the chilly conflict often unhinged the coverage judgments people govt officers in lots of parts, yet nowhere so thoroughly as in our relationships with Cuba. This end is inescapable as Gangsterismo brilliantly unravels the unusual story of the Mafia military the Kennedy brothers recruited of their manic decision to rid Cuba of Castro, that vexing, probably indomitable Communist." -Martin J. Sherwin, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
"Colhoun damningly files the pathetic, incompetent and infrequently comedian, yet constantly irrelevant and anti-democratic, makes an attempt through the CIA and/or its confederates, operating in tandem with participants of the mob, to assassinate Castro and overthrow the Cuban revolution." -Victor S. Navasky, writer emeritus, The Nation; professor, Columbia collage Graduate tuition of Journalism
"Invaluable . . . Colhoun has performed his homework. this can be a must-read." -Margaret Randall, writer of To switch the area: My Years in Cuba
"A leap forward: [Colhoun] casts mild upon one of many darkest recesses of a dismal heritage . . . and divulges within the method that movie and fiction have truly in simple terms scratched the skin of a sordid story." -Louis A. Pérez, Jr., editor, Cuban Journal; professor of heritage, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gangsterismo files the unholy triangle of the CIA, the Mafia, and the counterrevolutionaries that had Castro's overthrow as their unifying target. it really is an extraordinary piece of study, choked with the activities and phrases of thugs and politicians (often one and an analogous) from Meyer Lansky to Castro, Eisenhower, JFK, Nixon and Kruschev.
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