Bayou of Pigs

Bayou of Pigs

The True Story of An Audacious Plot to Turn A Tropical Island Into A Criminal Paradise

Book - 2008
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The story of how a criminal Shangri-La almost happened In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d'etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged links with the mob, stockpiled weapons, and planned their assault. They called it Operation Red Dog. They were going to make millions. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from Louisiana on the biggest case of their lives. Bayou of Pigs tells a remarkable story of foreign military intervention, revolutionary politics, greed, treachery, stupidity, deceit, and one of the most outlandish crimes ever attempted: the theft of a nation. Stewart Bell (Toronto, ON) is the author of Cold Terror (978-0-470-84056-6).
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780470153826
Branch Call Number: 364.13209729841 Bel
Characteristics: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations


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Oct 24, 2015

In 1981, a group of KKK-affiliated mercenaries, working alongside black Rastafarians, an ex-PM and his own personal militia decided to stage a coup on the tiny island of Dominica. Considered a soft target after two major hurricanes, all they had to do was neutralize the one police station and millions of dollars would come funneling in from drug sales and the construction of several casinos. There was only one problem - as the old saying goes, loose lips sink ships. Bayou of Pigs by author Stewart Bell gives us a thorough look at a strange footnote in the history of the Cold War. By using declassified government documents while interviewing several of the culprits, he pieces together an impressive narrative that reads more like a spy novel, only this is 100% real.

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