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Book Title: What Lies Across the Water|
The size of the: 478 KB
Edition: Fernwood Publishing
Date of issue: August 1st 2013
ISBN 13: 9781552665428
The author of the book: Stephen Kimber
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Is the man who blows up an airplane and kills dozens of civilians a murderous terrorist... or a valiant freedom fighter? Is the man who tries to stop the bomber a threat to national security... or a hero of the people?
What Lies Across the Water is a narrative nonfiction thriller. About terrorists who blow up airplanes and try to overthrow governments. About intelligence agents who try to stop them.
The twist is that these terrorists are not Muslim. They’re Cuban exiles. And the men trying to stop them? Cuban intelligence agents.
What Lies Across the Water examines the post-9/11 Bush doctrine—“Any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime”—by focusing on what happened in Miami and Havana in the 1990s when the American government—and Miami’s Cuban violent exile community—ratcheted up their attacks against Cuba.
Cuba responded by sending intelligence agents to South Florida to penetrate the plotters.
What Lies Across the Water uses an in-the-moment narrative to tell the parallel, converging, diverging stories of the exile militants, Cuban intelligence officers and FBI agents as they clash in Havana, Miami and the Straits of Florida. The story moves from the streets of Little Havana to real Havana’s Tropicana nightclub, from the hotel bar at the Copacabana Hotel to the inner sanctum of the White House—and back.
What Lies Across the Water climaxes when Cuba’s intelligence agents—the Cuba Five—are arrested and sentenced to long prison terms while the exile terrorists go free.
Who’s really a terrorist and who’s really a freedom fighter?
"I have been following the case of the Cuban Five for over a decade and have translated dozens of articles about their case. I have also translated entire books on exile violence against Cuba, but this book offered tidbits that I was unaware of, drew connections that I had not noticed before, and most importantly to me, confirmed some suspicions and dispelled a few rumors that I was unsure about. I am confident that even expert Cubanologists will find What Lies Across the Water useful, informative, at times infuriating, but always entertaining." — Havana Times
"The author’s clear, flowing, and often seat-gripping, even entertaining, narrative is an added plus. The book is highly recommended..." — Counterpunch
Read information about the authorSTEPHEN KIMBER, a Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, is an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.
His latest book— What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five (Fernwood)— is a narrative nonfiction book that tells the story of a network of Cuban intelligence agents arrested in the United States in 1998 for trying to prevent terrorist attacks against their country, and sentenced to long prison terms in the United States. While virtually unknown in the United States, they are heroes in Cuba.
He is also the author of eight other books, including a novel, Reparations (HarperCollins, 2006), and seven non-fiction titles — IWK: A Century of Caring (Nimbus 2009); Loyalists and Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of a Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1783-1792 (Doubleday 2008); Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War (Doubleday 2002); NOT GUILTY: The Trial of Gerald Regan (Stoddart 1999); Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash (Doubleday 1999); More Than Just Folks (Pottersfield 1996); and Net Profits (Nimbus 1990). He is also co-author of the book The Spirit of Africville (Formac 1992) and the most recent updated edition of Thomas Raddall’s classic Halifax: Warden of the North (Nimbus 2010).
Since 1983, he has taught journalism fulltime at the University of King’s College, where he currently specializes in creative nonfiction. From 1996 to 2003 and in 2007-08 and 2013-14, he was Director of the School of Journalism.
In 2001, he completed a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction degree at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.
He and his wife, wardrobe consultant Jeanie Kimber, live in Halifax. They have three grown children.
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