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Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five

by Fernando Morais - £12.99  Verso Books (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781781688762 | ISBN 10: 1781688761

Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network — a dozen men and two women — sent to infiltrate those organizations.
 
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War tells the story of those unlikely Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution by US authorities. Five of the Cubans received long or life prison terms on charges of espionage and murder. Global best-selling Brazilian author Fernando Morais narrates the riveting tale of the Cuban Five in vivid, page-turning detail, delving into the decades-long conflict between Cuba and the US, the growth of the powerful Cuban exile community in Florida, and a trial that eight Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice.
 
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War is both a real-life spy thriller and a searching examination of the Cold War’s legacy.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2015)

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