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The Resource The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

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The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba
Title
The Yankee comandante
Title remainder
the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba
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Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss
Title variation
Yankee comandante
Title variation remainder
the untold story of courage, passion, and one Americans fight to liberate Cuba
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Language
eng
Summary
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgan's fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgan's own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. It's the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. In the mountains, Morgan met Olga Rodriguez, a beautiful, fiery nurse, whom he soon married. Together, amid their firestorm romance, they decided to take a stand and take back the government from Castro and Guevara. The newlyweds began running arms to prepare for a counterrevolution, soon caught in a cloak-and-dagger web among Castro's forces; the Mob, which controlled Havana; and the CIA's preparations for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. But one of Morgan's guards betrayed him to Castro, who threw the counterrevolutionary in prison, placing his wife and their two daughters under house arrest. The couple smuggled secret messages to each other until Olga ultimately escaped by drugging her captors. Before she could free her husband, though, a junta tribunal tried and sentenced him to death by firing squad. Drawing on declassified FBI, CIA, and Army intelligence records as well as Olga's diaries, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the incredible love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history
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Biography type
individual biography
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10395439
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BTCTA
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Sallah, Michael
Dewey number
  • 972.91064092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Weiss, Mitch
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True
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  • Morgan, William
  • Morgan, William
  • Revolution (Cuba : 1959)
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Revolutionaries
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Revolutionaries
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba
Label
The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1077136
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780762792870
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780762792870
  • (OCoLC)870987254
Label
The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1077136
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780762792870
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780762792870
  • (OCoLC)870987254

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