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Book: Rebels On the Mountain by Jack Durish

Book: Rebels On the Mountain by Jack Durish

categories: Book, Historical Fiction, Cuba, Action Adventure, Romance, Political Thriller, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Ernest Hemingway, Cuban Revolution




Jack Durish

Author Jack Durishabout this book: ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, as 1958 drew to a close, Fulgencio Batista, the President of Cuba, said "Adios" to his assembled government. Early the next morning, he and his family as well as a few close staff members departed the island nation taking with them most of its accumulated wealth, and leaving its people at the mercy of a band of rebels racing towards the capital. Although just ninety miles offshore from the southern doorstep of the United States, few Americans knew or cared about these events. They would come to care, deeply care in the years that followed. Still, fifty years later, the rebel commander who led the revolution, Fidel Castro, is an enigma. Rebels on the Mountain explores the events that led to Batista's abdication.

Nick Andrews, a U.S. Army Ranger arrives in Cuba as Castro begins his revolution. Although Nick is there to survey the disarray of American-Cuban relations, he finds more than he bargained for. Romance, rum, and rumba vie for his attention as he navigates the island from the halls of power in Havana to the camp of the rebels in the mountains. He discovers that American policy is driven by businessmen and mobsters rather than diplomats.

Rebels on the Mountain is a book of love, suspense, political intrigue, and famous personalities, all wrapped up in a historically accurate view of Fidel's revolution.


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