On April 17, 1961, Cuban exiles backed by the CIA came together to try to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were captured by Castro’s forces in Cuban swamps and jailed until December 1962. About 114 died.

Now available in paperback, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506 tells the story of the invasion in the words of the individual members of the brigade. Historian Victor Andres Triay combines oral history and traditional narrative form to describe who the participants were and what they fought for, restoring the human dimension to a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War.


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Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program
Victor Andres Triay

From late 1960 until the October 1962 missile crisis, 14,048 unaccompanied Cuban children left their homeland. Victor Andres Triay traces this story from its political and social origins in Cuba, setting it in the context of the Cold War and describing the roles of the organizations involved in Cuba and in the United States.

The Mariel Boatlift: A Cuban-American Journey
Victor Andres Triay

Florida Book Awards, Gold Medal for Florida Nonfiction

Through testimonies from former Mariel refugees, this book tells the story of the exodus of over 125,000 Cuban refugees across the Straits of Florida during the spring and summer of 1980.


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