War in Cuba isn't Ben Tyler's concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898 - right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. ...Show synopsisWar in Cuba isn't Ben Tyler's concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898 - right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. battleship Maine - may not be the smartest thing the recently prison-sprung horse wrangler ever did. Neither is shooting one of the local Guardia, though the pompous peacock deserved it. Now Tyler's sitting tight in a vermin-infested Cuban stockade waiting to face a firing squad. But he's not dying until he gets the money he's owed from a two-timing American sugar baron. And there's one smart, pistol-hot lady at the rich man's side who could help Ben get everything he's got rightfully coming...even when the whole damn island's going straight to hell.Hide synopsis
Cuba Libre (HarperTorch) – Mass-market paperback (2002)
Mass-market paperback, HarperTorch 2002
ISBN: 0060084049 ISBN-13: 9780060084042
A spellbinding journey into the heart and soul of the Cuban revolution of a hundred years ago, "Cuba Libre" is high adventure, history brought to life, and a honey of a love story.A spellbinding journey into the heart and soul of the Cuban revolution of a hundred years ago, "Cuba Libre" is high adventure, history brought to life, and a honey of a love story.Hide
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I got this book as a reward for completing a papre on the Spanish-American war. This was a good thing because I could understand all of the off hand historic references made by the author. Mr Leonard sees the conflict from the ground up. he even includes a reporter (one of many that were in Cuba at the time) and a survivor from the U.S.S. Maine to fill in some gaps and keep the story connected to historic events. This story reminds me of the reports that came out of Saigon by the reporters who were covering the vietnam war. Always revealing the background story not mentioned in official history. The reationship between Cubans civil servants and the Spanish colonials was not always on good footing. Just think of the Vichy French and the Germans in "Casablanca. Also how the American "Liberators" looked down on the cuban :Freedom Fighters". Cuba Libra adds amother dimension to the understanding of this war.
The story reads just like a movie treatment (I often had Brad Pitt in mind) and the pace is always moving. By the time you come to the surprise ending you have had a very nice vacation in Cuba and want to return for another visit.
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