Posted on 04/13/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know how men wanted to be James Bond and women wanted to be with him?

That’s no exaggeration — it turns out, according to a new book, that President John F. Kennedy and the CIA were inspired by Bond when it came to fighting Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

Head to Salon's website to read its excerpt of Thomas Maier’s Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castro that discusses how Ian Fleming influenced American foreign-policy actions.

Categories: Today in Books

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