S acting with impunity and ultimately injustice Kimber class="6df1f032e7fccae39560f6e5e5256a6e" style="color: #000099; font-size: 19px;">painstakingly documents history preceding the arrest of documents the history preceding the arrest of Cuban Five as well as connected vents during and after it Somewhat dry reading of something that could have been a page turning fact stranger than fiction telling of Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas events Also with all the names aliasestc it would have been The Magic Rolling Pin easier if Kimber documented all the various names of the same person but stuck to using only one during his narrative With surgeon like skill Kimber dissects 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 spyfforts were hit and miss but they did save lives Using a reconstructive storytelling method Kimber launches readers like a pingpong ball offRead full review at 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 Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, exile community plans to overthrow Fidel Castro They will use any means at their disposal to do soven killing innocent people Are they freedom fighters or terrorists The answer 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 also depends The book brings us the raw facts and allow the read to decide what to think It is asy to read and all sources are identified which can be useful for the sceptic ones The only drawback is that some scenes are a bit too longFor my part I think both sides did good and bad things Looking at this situation as white and black is being colour 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 Ists go freeWho’s really a terroristhistory or that would like to know about the Cuban Ists go freeWho’s really a terrorist who’s really a freedom fighterI have been following the case of the Cuban Five for over a decade and have translated dozens of articles about their case I have also translated ntire books on Garden Bouquets and Beyond exile violence against Cuba but this book offered tidbits that I was unaware of drew connections that I had not noticed before and most importantly to me confirmed some suspicions and dispelled a few rumors that I was unsure about I am confident thatven The Unseen Wonder expert Cubanologists will find What Lies Across the Water useful informative at times infuriating but alwaysntertaining Havana TimesThe author’s clear flowing and often seat gripping The Management Bible evenntertaining narrative is an added plus The book is highly recommended Counterpunc.
DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, Zu schnell eBook or KindlePUB Â Stephen KimberWell written will come back to it This book Sleepless (Bird of Stone, educated me about struggles and issues I had little to no knowledge of Mr Kimber goes intonormous 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 the delicate balance these agents had to maintain personally and professionally and shows how asily the truth can be manipulated to fit one s own story or angle I must say at times I felt I was drowning in facts Even with a cast of characters list to refer to I often got lost and had trouble remembering who was who to I often got lost and had trouble remembering who was who this book was well worth 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 doesn t get national play Really fascinating stuff specially 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 verything the less likelihood that one agent or officer could compromise an ntire operation Every spy A Break Extended Vacations a break Extended vacations home in Cuba were one of few perks Cuban State Security offered its illegal officers as a less than fair Invisible (The Curse of Avalon exchange for spending the rest of their lives living alone as people they were not in places that were not homenduring the constant risk of Yummy Supper exposure or arrest or worse 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 of the United States of AmericaThey were also accused in the deaths of four Cubanxiles from Miami who had been shot down by the Cuban Air Force in 1996The people in custody told a different story They said they were actually in the US to stop terrorism Havana had recently been the target of a bombing campaign that had kill. Is the man who blows up an airplane and kills dozens 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 dependsWhat 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 xiles And the men trying to stop them Cuban intelligence agentsWhat Lies Across the Water xamines the post 911 Bush doctrine “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 Ed a visiting Canadian The Cuban security
apparatus had sent them north to gather intelligence on anti Castro Cuban xiles linked to the suspectsDespitehad sent them north to gather intelligence on anti Castro Cuban xiles linked to the suspectsDespite claims Of Innocence Five Cuban Men Were Found innocence five Cuban men were found of a range of crimes including conspiracy to commit spionage 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 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 inafter they began serving their sentences in prisons It wasn t until a second visit to the island nation made with the intention of doing research for a novel when he found himself caught up in the intrigue of their caseRead here Excellent and truthful account of a controversial affair vindicates the Cuban version of vents Engagingly written like a spy novel carefully researched if you ve Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature enjoyed the Wasp Network series on Netflix then read this book This is a very interesting book I am not usually a history reader but I vacationed in Cuba in 2008 and saw the pictures of the Cuban Five in the airport and read the brief bios on them I was interested in knowing of their story what they 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 It did not disappoint I found the list of people at the front of the book to be very helpful I referenced it a lot I am glad I read this book An historical narrativentwined in a maze of ndless twists and turns involving foreign agents terrorism imported from the United States FBI surveillance criminal. 990s when the American government and Miami’s Cuban violent xile 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 converging diverging stories of the Trajan 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 thexile terror. .