Last Man Out: Memoirs of the Last U.S. Reporter Castro Kicked Out of Cuba During the Cold War

Last Man Out: Memoirs of the Last U.S. Reporter Castro Kicked Out of Cuba During the Cold War

by John Fenton Wheeler
     
 

Written as a unique firsthand account, this poignant memoir of John Wheeler, the last American journalist in Cuba in the late 1960s, reveals the untold story of Cuba’s struggle to reform in the early days of the Cold war. For nearly three years, Wheeler was the only U.S. reporter in Cuba and one of the few Americans to directly witness Castro’s attempts

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Written as a unique firsthand account, this poignant memoir of John Wheeler, the last American journalist in Cuba in the late 1960s, reveals the untold story of Cuba’s struggle to reform in the early days of the Cold war. For nearly three years, Wheeler was the only U.S. reporter in Cuba and one of the few Americans to directly witness Castro’s attempts at economic, political, and social reform. The real-life stories of spies, counter spies, dissidents, defectors, revolutionary patriots, Soviet journalists, and, of course, Castro himself are featured in this remembrance of the gripping international political tension that characterized the late 1960s.

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Book News Inc.
Wheeler's account of the ways he had to exercise his training on the streets of Havana is mesmerizing, as are his descriptions of the intensely personal politics of Cuba in the sixties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981600208
Publisher:
Demers Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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"Wheeler's account of the ways he had to exercise his training on the streets of Havana is mesmerizing, as are his descriptions of the intensely personal politics of Cuba in the sixties."  —Book News, Inc.

Meet the Author

John Fenton Wheeler was an Associated Press reporter in Cuba during the late 1960s. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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