(What Lies Across the Water) PDF É Stephen Kimber
Of the United States of AmericaThey were also accused in the eaths of four Cuban exiles from Miami who had been shot Billy Bragg down by the Cuban Air Force in 1996The people in custody told aifferent story They said they were actually in the US to stop terrorism Havana had recently been the target of a bombing campaign that had killed a visiting Canadian The Cuban security apparatus had sent them north to gather intelligence on anti Castro Cuban exiles linked to the suspectsDespite their claims of innocence five Cuban men were found guilty of a range of crimes including conspiracy to commit espionage the five others pleaded guilty to lesser offencesThree months after the terror attacks of September 11 2001 Antonio Guerrero and Ram n Laba ino were sentenced to life in prison Fernando Gonz lez to 19 years Ren Gonz lez to 15 years and Gerardo Hern ndez the only one to be convicted of conspiracy to commit murder to Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary double life plus 15 yearsStephen Kimber an award winning writer and journalist from Halifax first heard of the men known as the Cuban Five while vacationing in Cuba three years after they began serving their sentences in US prisons It wasn t until a second visit to the island nation made with the intention ofoing research for a
novel when he found himself caught up in the intrigue of their caseRead here An historical narrative entwined in a maze when he found himself caught up in the intrigue of their caseRead here An historical narrative entwined in a maze endless twists and turns involving foreign agents terrorism imported from the United States FBI surveillance criminals acting with impunity and ultimately injustice Kimber painstakingly ocuments the history preceding the arrest of the Cuban Five as well as connected events uring and after it Somewhat The Majors Daughter dry reading of something that could have been a page turning fact stranger than fiction telling of events Also with all the names aliases etc it would have easier if Kimberocumented all the various names of been easier if Kimber Miss Shumway Waves a Wand documented the various names of same person but stuck to using only oneuring his narrative. Ists go freeWho’s really a terrorist and who’s really a freedom fighterI have been following the case of the Cuban Five for over a The Touch decade and have translatedozens 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 On His Majestys Service drew connections that I had not noticed before and most importantly to me confirmed some suspicions andispelled 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 TimesThe author’s clear flowing and often seat gripping even entertaining narrative is an added plus The book is highly recommended Counterpunc. .
This book educated me about struggles and issues I had little to no knowledge of Mr Kimber goes into enormous Different Class detail in telling the story of five Cuban agents who were arrested on US soil while working to prevent terrorist attacks in their home country He succeeds in showing theelicate balance these agents had to maintain personally and professionally and shows how easily the truth can be manipulated to fit one s own story or angle I must say at times I felt I was rowning in facts Even with a cast of characters list to refer to I often got lost and had trouble remembering who was who However this book was well and had trouble remembering who was who However this book was well the time put into reading it I learned a lot that I was unaware of about our relationship with Cuba and so much history that outside of Miami oesn t get national play Really fascinating stuff especially in light of 911 and afterward So pleased that I won a copy of this book Favorite uotes It was all about compartmentalization The fewer people who understood everything the less likelihood that one agent or officer could compromise an entire operation Every spy needs a break Extended vacations at home in Cuba were one of the few perks Cuban State Security offered its illegal officers as a less than fair exchange for spending the rest of their lives living alone as people they were not in places that were not home enduring the constant risk of exposure or arrest or worse This is a very interesting book I am not usually a history reader but I vacationed in Cuba in 2008 and saw the book I am not usually a history reader but I vacationed in Cuba in 2008 and saw the of the Cuban Five in the airport and read the brief bios on them I was interested in knowing of their story what they Textbook of Wisdom did why they were heroes to Cubans but imprisoned for long terms by the US This book interested me as it is written by a Canadian journalist I felt it would be factual and less biased than a book written by an author from US or Cuba Itid not In Defence of Dogs disappoint I found the list of people at the front of the book to. Is the man who blows up an airplane and killsozens 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 peopleIt ependsWhat 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 themThe twist is that these terrorists are not Muslim They’re Cuban exiles And the men trying to stop them Cuban intelligence agentsWhat Lies Across the Water examines the post 911 Bush octrine “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
review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Stephen KimberBe very helpful I referenced it a lot I am glad I read this book I got this book through the Goodreads giveaway program I would like to thank the author very much for the kind autographThis book have left me hooked from the first page The compelling narrative take us to Miami in the nineties where the Cuban exile community plans to overthrow Fidel Castro They will use any means at their The City in Mind disposal too so even killing innocent people Are they freedom fighters or terrorists The answer Revenge (The Red Ledger depends only on which side you look from Someone sent to stop them is a threat to country where they operate or a hero That alsoepends The book brings us the raw facts and allow the read to No One Wants You decide what to think It is easy to read and all sources are identified which can be useful for the sceptic ones The onlyrawback is that some scenes are a bit too longFor my part I think both sides id good and bad things Looking at this situation as
White And Black Is Beingand black is being blind How can someone judge without knowing the facts How much the media can bias the justice Some scenes like the bomb at the chess contest will leave you awestruckI recommend it to anyone that love history or that would like to know about the Cuban 5 well written will come back to it Excellent and truthful account of a controversial affair vindicates the Cuban version well written will come back to it Excellent and truthful account of a controversial affair vindicates the Cuban version events Engagingly written like a spy novel carefully researched if you ve enjoyed the Wasp Network series on N With surgeon like skill Kimber issects bottom up an injustice perpetrated at the highest US levels on Cuban patriots acting for their government with few financial resources in a hostile foreign country The Cuban Five s spy efforts were hit and miss but they Penguins Poems for Life did by Yutaka DirksOn September 12 1998 the FBI mounted coordinated raids in locations across the state of Florida arresting ten people The FBI alleged that they were members of a Cuban spy network sent by Castro to undermine the security. 990s when the American government and Miami’s Cuban violent exile community ratcheted up their attacks against CubaCuba responded by sending intelligence agents to South Florida to penetrate the plottersWhat Lies Across the Water uses an in the moment narrative to tell the parallel convergingiverging 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 backWhat Lies Across the Water climaxes when Cuba’s intelligence agents the Cuba Five are arrested and sentenced to long prison terms while the exile terror.