The Men From Miami

American Rebels on Both Sides of Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution
by Christopher Othen (Author)
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An exhilarating real-life Cold War thriller about the Americans who fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution – then switched sides to try to bring him down

Back in 1957, Castro was a hero to many in the USA for taking up arms against Cuba’s dictatorial regime. Two dozen American adventurers joined his rebel band in the mountains, including fervent idealists, a trio of teens from the Guantánamo Bay naval base, a sleazy ex-con who liked underage girls, and at least two future murderers. Castro’s eventual victory delighted the world – but then he ran up the red flag and some started wondering if they’d supported the wrong side.

A gang of disillusioned American volunteers – including future Watergate burglar Frank Fiorini and journalist Alex Rorke, whose 1963 disappearance remains unsolved – changed allegiances and joined the Cuban exiles, CIA agents and soldiers of fortune who had washed up in Miami ready to fight Castro’s regime by any means necessary. These larger-than-life characters wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and went on to be implicated in President Kennedy’s assassination, a failed invasion of ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier’s Haiti and the downfall of Richard Nixon.

The Cold War had arrived in Miami, and things would never be the same again.

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Publication date
May 12, 2022
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2 MB

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