After his four-year hitch in the marines was up in 1957, Richard Sanderlin met another Norfolk, Virginia native, Frank Sturgis, Marine Corps veteran, Army Intelligence Officer, and future Watergate burglar. Richard, and Frank relocated to Miami, Florida where they ran an arms and munition smuggling operation into Cuba, bound for the rebels of Fidel Castro. During the summer of 1958, Richard Sanderlin traveled to the Sierra Maestra Mountains in Oriente Province Cuba, where he trained the rebels of Fidel, and Raul Castro, in military strategy, tactics, weapon handling, and hand to hand fighting. After completing the training of Raul Castro's Second Front, Richard led a guerrilla band into ten combat operations against the Batista army.
This is the story an idealistic young warrior who fought against the tyranny of dictatorship only to be betrayed by a communist conspiracy led by Fidel Castro.
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The Last American Rebel in Cuba, by Terry K. Sanderlin, Ed.D., is an impassioned story that is interwoven with personal and historical insights not found in most literary works concerned with Cuba under Castro's despotic and devolutionary coup d'état. One very compelling take, in Dr. Sanderlin's investigation of Cuba, is a murder mystery embedded in the historical and political details. Yet many of these details have been sequestered and buried by U.S. intelligence, surprisingly still indiscoverable after half a century. In 'The Last American Rebel in Cuba' you are faced with blood (familial ties), intrigue (U.S. and Cuban secrecy), and uncovering (personal and historical facts), in a short and readable exposition of a difficult period in our national conscience.
During the process of reading “The Last American Rebel in Cuba”, I gained much insight into the big picture of the operation and actions taken by Castros his rebels fighting and take over of Cuba. Due to the personal interest of the author’s research in finding what happen to his brother while fighting with the rebels, he came across information during that Ara that I find to be unique and ground breaking .when it comes Castro’s action to oust a dictator. This book is a recommend read for all who are interested in new information on the take over of Cuba by Castro to oust a Dictator for Democracy.