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The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba Hardcover – Illustrated, January 6, 2015
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A work of classic journalism, a compelling narrative that is a combination of interviews, documents, and news accounts form the time. . . .The stakes are many and real, the characters are compelling, and the shifting allegiances make for effective suspense. This is a good story told well, making The Yankee Comandante a worthy read., Foreword Reviews
"Tiger Force adds a graphic, frightening dimension to our knowledge of ourselves. It is bound to be read far into the future."
—Washington Post Book World
“Sallah and Weiss have done the American public a service by piecing together this story. ... This is one shining example of how journalism can fulfill its most noble aims: informing and consquently empowering the public.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“A troubling yet gripping exposé ... The authors recount the disturbing details in a direct, journalistic style that makes it difficult to put the book down.”
“An engrossing story that will fill the reader with both horror and shame.”
—Wisconsin State Journal
“Sobering and relevant ... The authors vividly convey the demanding environment in which the soldiers had to survive. ... Timely reading.”
"A compelling, chilling story ... a primer on journalistic technique, the narrative drawn from firsthand accounts ... The result is one of the most important books on the Vietnam War."
"A vital and damning glimpse at what really goes on behind the wartime headlines."
"An outstanding book ... In the best tradition of investigative journalism, the authors let the story speak for itself."
—Publishers Weekly starred review
"Searing ... Difficult to put down ... Highly recommended."
About the Author
Mitch Weiss, co-winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, is the coauthor of Tiger Force, No Way Out, and Hunting Che. Over the last twenty years he has investigated stories of clerical sexual abuse, government corruption, police misconduct, and white-collar crime. His investigative series about corrupt real estate appraisers won several national awards in 2009, and he won a George Polk Award for his coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He works for the Associate Press on special projects and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Publisher : Lyons Press; Illustrated edition (January 6, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0762792876
- ISBN-13 : 978-0762792870
- Item Weight : 1.09 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.41 x 1 x 9.31 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not to give away the ending but much of the book focuses on how Morgan and cronies broke away from Castro and was later arrested and sentenced to die by firing squad.