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The girl from Guantanamo, Don Roth

Label
The girl from Guantanamo
Title
The girl from Guantanamo
Statement of responsibility
Don Roth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Girl from Guantanamo is a captivating work of the historical fiction genre that electrifies readers with the harrowing tale of Pilar Ruiz, who as an eighteen- year- old in 1958 Cuba, improbably secured the course of the Castro Revolution. In 1958 the author was a Lieutenant(jg) in the U.S. Navy stationed aboard an iconic Destroyer Escort the USS Raymond. The Raymond made several visits to the base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) and an overnight foray into the harbor of Santiago de Cuba at a pivotal juncture of the Revolution. His unique perspective adds verisimilitude to his tale. Pilar was born and spent her early years on a sugar farm, both Santiago and GTMO. Her father Miguel and her uncle Jorge had built separate houses. Each raised a daughter, born within the same week. The cousins Pilar and Alicia were more like twin sisters as Pilar's mother Maria, mothered both girls because Alicia's mother died when the girls were one- year old. For the two families it could be said that "sugar was their life." When Pilar was nine, Miguel, to give his family a better life, moved them to Miami when he became a sparring partner to international boxing legend Kid Gavilan. Miguel tried, but failed, to persuade Jorge to join them. Life in glamorous Miami was sweet for a growing girl whose father had a good job: not so back on the sugar farm in Cuba where Alicia would succumb to small pox. The 1950s progressed. A growing unrest with the Batista regime in Cuba was mirrored in Miami. Miguel had instilled in his daughter a love of running and martial arts. Now he was also exposing her to the politics of the rebel cause. When his views caused him to be detained as an illegal alien, Maria and Pilar, at his instruction, fled to Cuba. Imbued with her father's deep love of her homeland, Pilar the scrappy girl from Guantanamo meets her destiny with courage. At the request of the rebels she infiltrates the CIA. Using sex as a weapon, Pilar becomes a revolutionary heroine when she uncovers a plot to wipe out the leaders of the Revolution"--
  • ""A young girl flees with her family from Cuba and Batista's despotic rule to settle in Miami in the 1950s. When her family's better life is endangered by the suspicion of her father's ties to Castro's rebels, she escapes to her beloved homeland and becomes an 18-year-old heroine of the Cuban Revolution, only to be betrayed again"--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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TEFOD
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Roth, Don
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O8574
LC item number
G57 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Women revolutionaries
  • Spy stories
  • Subversive activities
  • Betrayal
  • Cuba
  • Guantánamo (Cuba)
  • Florida
  • Revolution (Cuba : 1959)
  • FICTION
  • Betrayal
  • Spy stories
  • Subversive activities
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Florida
Label
The girl from Guantanamo, Don Roth
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Epigraph; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part One: Southern Florida 2015-2016; Cia Operation "Clean Sweep" Revisited; The Tabloid Reporter; Casa Hernandez; Beginning The Tale; Part Two: Hitting the Kid Jackpot by Douglas Evans; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixeen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Part Three: A Tour de Force
  • Pride and InfamySelected Bibliography; About the Author
Control code
988334882
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781590794340
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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ac64b639-0029-4b14-a65b-2920ae815822
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988334882
Label
The girl from Guantanamo, Don Roth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Epigraph; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part One: Southern Florida 2015-2016; Cia Operation "Clean Sweep" Revisited; The Tabloid Reporter; Casa Hernandez; Beginning The Tale; Part Two: Hitting the Kid Jackpot by Douglas Evans; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixeen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Part Three: A Tour de Force
  • Pride and InfamySelected Bibliography; About the Author
Control code
988334882
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590794340
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ac64b639-0029-4b14-a65b-2920ae815822
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988334882

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