By Megan Whalen Turner
Sophos, inheritor to the throne of Sounis, has disappeared and not using a hint. Eugenides, the hot and not likely king of Attolia, hasn't ever stopped puzzling over what occurred to his good friend. Nor has the Queen of Eddis, who as soon as provided Sophos her hand. They ship spies. They pay informants. They entice the gods. yet as time is going through, it turns into much less and no more sure that they are going to ever see their buddy alive back.
Battles are fought, bribes are provided, and conspiracies are set in movement. around the sea, a ruthless empire watches for even the slightest weak spot. And Sophos, nameless and on my own, bides his time. until eventually, drawing on his thoughts of Gen, Pol, the magus—and Eddis—Sophos units out on an experience that might swap all in their lives eternally.
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Some meetings of the Special Group included only three or four people. Even today, large portions of their meeting notes from the summer and fall of 1963 are still heavily censored, such as those from November 15, 1963. ” While the plans were being approved by JFK’s top military leaders, like Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Maxwell Taylor and Defense Intelligence Agency Chief General Joseph Carroll, much of the actual work was being done by Army Secretary Cyrus Vance. Helping Vance with some of the planning was his assistant, Joseph Califano, and Califano’s aide, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Haig.
6 Several hundred such Cuban exiles had been trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and were ready to be deployed by mid-November 1963. 7 The United States wanted support from its allies, and the Kennedys’ ultimate goal was a free and democratic Cuba. ”8 Among the Joint Chiefs, evidence indicates that only Maxwell Taylor and DIA Chief Joseph Carroll were fully informed about Almeida. Others, like Air Force Chief General Curtis LeMay, were too hawkish and close to JFK’s conservative adversaries in Congress to be trusted to know everything, especially about a plan that might be canceled if there was a breakthrough with the secret peace feelers to Castro.
One was a plan code-named AMTRUNK by the CIA, though it was originally the brainchild of New York Times journalist Tad Szulc, a friend of JFK. The second was a joint CIA-DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) Task Force designed to find a high Cuban official willing to stage a coup. The third centered on a disgruntled midlevel Cuban official named Rolando Cubela, with whom the CIA had been in contact since late 1960. 37 Though Cubela, a physician, had no real power within the Cuban government, as the former leader of a prominent revolutionary student group (the DR38), he was allowed a large travel budget and frequently went to Europe and communist-bloc countries.