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Fiasco S2E1: “Get Me Kevin Kattke” Bibliography

Hello Fiasco listeners!

Below is our best effort at documenting all the sources the Fiasco team consulted when researching and writing episode 1 of Fiasco season 2: “Get Me Kevin Kattke.” Citing every source in the podcast itself is unfeasible; we have to be judicious about the number of historians and journalists we namecheck when presenting information. But all the information on Fiasco came from somewhere, and this is our attempt to give credit where it’s due in an exact and (hopefully) comprehensive way.


Bradlee, Jr., Ben. Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North. Donald Fine, 1988. 

Clarridge, Duane. A Spy For All Seasons: My Life in the CIA. Scribner, 1997.

Draper, Theodore. A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs. Hill and Wang, 1991. 

Hertzgaard, Mark. On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1988. 

Mayer, Jane and McManus, Doyle. Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988. Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 

Menges, Constantine. Inside the National Security Council: The True Story of the Making and Unmaking of Reagan’s Foreign Policy. Simon & Schuster, 1988. 

North, Oliver with William Novak. Under Fire: An American Story. 21st Century Press, 1991. 

Sharkey, Jacqueline. U. S. Military Restrictions on the Media from Grenada to the Persian GulfThe Center for Public Integrity. University Press Of America, 1995. 


“Revolution: Front-Row Seats at Grenada Tempest,” Minneapolis Star, April 5, 1979. 

“U.S. based group dedicated to Grenada’s PRG overthrow,” The Daily Cleaner, June 15, 1983.    

“Coup in Grenada Apparently Thwarted,” The Napa Valley Register, Oct. 15, 1983. 

Leader of Grenada is Reportedly Killed by Troops,” Associated Press via New York Times. Oct. 20, 1983.  

“1,900 Marines steam toward Grenada,” UPI via Bennington Banner, Oct. 22, 1983. 

“Caribbean leaders discuss U.S. intervention,” Kingsport Times-News, Oct. 24, 1983. 

“Gunman demands to see Reagan,” Associated Press via Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Oct. 24, 1983.  

Bohning, Don. “A peculiar war indeed,” Akron Beacon Journal, Oct. 28, 1983. 

McFadden, Robert. “From Rescued Students, Gratitude and Praise,” New York Times, Oct. 28, 1983.  

Greve, Frank. “Intelligence flaws cited in investigation,” Miami Herald, Oct. 29, 1983. 

“Student Glad to Be To Be Out of Grenada,” UPI via Lebanon Sunday Pennsylvanian, Oct. 30, 1983.  

Tyler, Patrick. “The Making of an Invasion: Chronology of the Planning,” New York Times, Oct. 30, 1983.

Hughes, Alister. “Publisher saw war unfold behind bars,” Baltimore Sun, Oct. 30 1986.

Bourne, Peter G., “U.S. and Grenadians were both big losers,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 31, 1983. 

“U.S. Forces in Grenada Outraged by Poor Intelligence,” Associated Press via St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 31, 1983.  

Taylor Jr., Stuart, “In Wake of Invasion, Much Official Misinformation by U.S. Comes to Light,” New York Times, Nov. 6, 1983.

Chayes, Abram. “Grenada was illegally invaded,” New York Times, Nov. 15, 1983. 

Bell, Wendell. “The American invasion of Grenada: a note on false prophecy,” Foresight, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2008. Originally published in The Yale Review, Vol. 75, Nov. 4, 1986.  

 14 Convicted of Murdering Grenada Leader, 10 Others,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 5, 1986.  

Harris, Art. “The Abiding Riddle of Oliver North,” Washington Post, Dec. 23, 1986. 

Schneider, Keith. “North’s Record: A Wide Role in a Host of Sensitive Projects,” New York Times, Jan. 3, 1987.

Col. North’s Ribbons Show His Career,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 8, 1987. 

Stacks, John. “The Marine’s Private Army,” Time, July 13 1987.

Cummins, Ken. “Amateur Agents Ran Missions for North,” Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 9, 1987. 

Renfrew, Nita and Blauner, Peter. “Ollie’s Army: How a Macy’s Engineer and His Pals Became Rogue American Agents,” New York Magazine, Dec. 7, 1987.  

Vitello, Paul. “Freeport’s Freedom Fighters,” Newsday, Feb. 19, 1989.

Dionne, E.J., “Kicking the ‘Vietnam Syndrome,” Washington Post, March 4, 1991.  

Andersen, Robin. “Invading Grenada: Selling the modern era’s first ‘pre-emptive’ war,” Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. Jan. 1, 2007. 


Cole, Richard H. “Operation Urgent Fury,” Joint Chiefs of State, Joint History Office. Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: War Crimes: Part II, July 7, 1971. 

Iran-Contra Investigation Report. United States Government Printing Office, Washington, Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair, 1989.

“Grenada,” The World Factbook Archive, Last Updated: January 28, 2020. 

Wilder, Anne Elizabeth. Michael Joseph St. Bernard Sylvester [1935-2006], The Grenada Revolution Online


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