Cuba Confidential Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana

ISBN-10: 0385720521

ISBN-13: 9780385720526

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ann Louise Bardach

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From America’s number one Cuba reporter, PEN award–winning investigative journalist Ann Louise Bardach, comes the big book on Cuba we’ve all been waiting for. An incisive and spirited portrait of the twentieth century’s wiliest political survivor and his fiefdom, Cuba Confidential is the gripping story of the shattered families and warring personalities that lie at the heart of the forty-three-year standoff between Miami and Havana. Famous to many Americans for her cover stories and media appearances, Ann Louise Bardach has been covering Cuba for a decade. She’s talked to the crooks, spooks and politicians who have made history, and to their hired assassins and confidants. Based on exclusive interviews with Fidel Castro, his sister Juanita, his former brother-in-law Rafael Díaz-Balart, the family of Elián González, the friends and family of the legendary American fugitive Robert Vesco, the intrepid terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, and the inner circles of Jeb Bush and the late exile leader Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuba Confidential exposes the hardball take-no-prisoners tactics of the Cuban exile leadership, and its manipulation and exploitation by ten American presidents. Bardach homes in on Fidel Castro and his cronies, taking us closer than we’ve ever been—and on the militant exiles who have devoted their lives, with CIA connivance, to trying to eliminate him. From Calle Ocho to Juan Miguel González’s kitchen table in Cárdenas, from Guantánamo Bay to Union City to Washington, D.C., Ann Louise Bardach serves up an unforgettable portrait of Cuba and its exiles. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Ann Louise Bardach lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Acknowledgments
Family Tree of Fidel Castro Ruz
The Fifteen Passengers on the Boat of Elian Gonzalez
Family Tree of the Gonzalez Family
Preface
A Note on the Text
The Shipwreck
Castro Family Values
Planet Elian
Calle Ocho Politics
The Man Who Would Be King
The Litigator
An Assassin's Tale in Three Acts
The Movie Star Dictator
Dr. No and Uncle Sam
The Raid
The Third Rail
The Old Man and the Little Boy
Chronology of the Elian Gonzalez Affair
Cuba-United States Timeline
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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