The Bay of Pigs by Alejandro de Quesada

Ideologically opposite of my previous post on the communist North Vietnamese Army, Alejandro de Quesada studies the efforts of exiled Cuban forces to overthrow the communist government of Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961.  Quesada’s booklet, The Bay of Pigs, Cuba 1961,  is part of Osprey’s “Elite” series, which explores the history of military forces, artifacts, personalities, and techniques of warfare. Quesada provides a brief history of Fidel...

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North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75 by Gordon L Rottman

North Vietnamese Army Soldier by Gordon L Rottman is part of Osprey’s “Warrior” series, which seeks to provide insights into the daily lives of history’s fighting men and women, detailing their motivation, training, tactics, and experiences.  For most Americans, there is a lot of mystery that surrounds our old adversaries in the Vietnam War.  Rottman attempts to shed light on this mystery. The booklet (63 pages) is divided into several sections (mini-chapters if you...

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