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"Dancing with Dictators"

A Family's Journey from Pre-Castro Cuba to Exile in the Turbulent Sixties
Narrated by: Luis Santeiro
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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A Time magazine cover story once called my great-grandfather, who was president of Cuba from 1925 to 1933, the Mussolini of the Caribbean. My mother worshiped him and believed he was the president who did the most for our island. My search for an objective viewpoint was to be compounded by another event. 

In October of 1960, in a televised speech, Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist. Overnight, my parents' world came to an end. Yet, soon after going into exile, I began to encounter the ongoing romance that so many people had with Castro's revolution, which implied that people like us had merely gotten what we deserved. 

My memoir is a journey through the lives of family members I loved, who happened to face one of the frequent upheavals that history throws in our way. The audiobook is also my own attempt to understand what truly helps us to endure.

©2017 Luis Santeiro (P)2018 Luis Santeiro

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What a delight this book is!

Loved this one. Luis Santeiro, with his expressive narration, made this book come to life!