Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

by Candace Culberson


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Cuba Libre by Candace Culberson

The year is 1960 and the United States and the Soviet Union stare each other down in the frozen glare of the Cold War. The US stands ready to fight for a world safe for democracy. The Soviet Union wants to spread totalitarian communism anywhere it can. These two nuclear powers draw barbed wire across continents. Conflicts erupt in Europe and Asia, but the United States manages to keep Soviet influence out of the western hemisphere.
Then Fidel Castro happens. He seizes power in Cuba, an island 90 miles off the tip of Florida and quickly reveals himself as a fanatical communist determined to fan the flames of anti-Americanism throughout Latin America.
Captain Joe Martin, US naval attaché assigned to the American embassy in Havana, his wife, Willa, and three children, Jan, Nell, and Skip become embroiled in this flash point of history. They find the otherwise beautiful and exotic Cuba hides dangerous, and even fatal, secrets for them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545591727
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

As the daughter of a naval officer and the wife of an army officer, Candace Culberson's life has revolved around military service and the adventures and challenges that come with that commitment. Her father, Captain Joe H. Floyd, USN, is the model for the novel's central character, Joe Martin. His time as the naval attaché to Cuba is the story's inspiration,
She is a retired teacher who now lives in Pensacola, Florida with her husband, Col. Jack Culberson, Ret. She is the proud mother of two children, a son, Paul A. Culberson of Phoenix, Arizona, and a daughter, Renee Oppenheim of Lindenhurst, Illinois. Her family is rounded out with her son-in-law, David Oppenheim, and five grandchildren, Josh, Sierra, Sarah, Nathan and Sam.
Candace has written for local publications and theatre productions and has published poems, essays, short stories, and plays. This is her first novel. It is her fondest hope that this work will find its way into school curriculums so that more young people learn about the novel's historic time and better understand the courage and sacrifice that was so common to it.

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