Regional Conflicts & History: The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba

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Author: Michael Sallah William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgans fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgans own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. Its the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction.