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Big night in St. Pete

Big night in St. Pete

A great turnout tonight at Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg for an evening discussion on my new oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles.” Friends from St. Petersburg and Tampa were in the crowd of about 35 persons, and they...

Ready for St. Petersburg

Ready for St. Petersburg

Glad to see the chalkboard promoting my event at St. Petersburg’s Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Ave. South, on Tuesday at 7 pm. I’ll be joined by Jose Valiente of Tampa, one of the narrators from my oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early...

Next: Sarasota

Next: Sarasota

I’ll be presenting my new oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles,” in Sarasota on Monday afternoon. The event begins at 2 pm at Bookstore1, 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Hope to see my Sarasota friends there.  #oralhistory...

Sold out at Leadership Florida in Orlando

Sold out at Leadership Florida in Orlando

Great turnout today at the Leadership Florida annual meeting in Orlando. I pitched my new oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles,” to the crowd of almost 1,000. The booksellers sold out of it. Thanks to all my LF friends...

Next: Leadership Florida

Next: Leadership Florida

I’m looking forward to presenting my new oral history book on Friday at Leadership Florida’s 40th anniversary annual meeting in Orlando. More than 1,000 LF members and their guests are expected, and I’m pleased to have an opportunity to thank the many LF friends who...

An excellent exhibit

An excellent exhibit

When I was in Tampa for an event for my new oral history book about Cuban exiles, I took some time to see the new “Cuban Pathways” exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center in downtown Tampa. It’s an excellent exhibit that, in a remarkably compact space, tells the story...

Great crowd in Tampa

Great crowd in Tampa

Great turnout today in Tampa for a midday event for my oral history book about Cuban exiles, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away.” It far exceeded the museum’s expectations, and everyone in the crowd was engaged. Thanks to the history center, our co-sponsor the Florida...

Next: Tampa

Next: Tampa

I’m excited about going to Tampa for my next event to promote my new oral history book, "Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles." It will be at the Tampa Bay History Center in downtown Tampa. I’ll be in conversation with one of my narrators,...

Next: Leadership Florida

Anticipating Leadership Florida

Looking forward to presenting my new oral history book about Cuban exiles to the annual meeting of Leadership Florida on June 24 in Orlando. More than 1,000 persons are expected to attend, including a lot of friends from the 30 years I've spent in Leadership Florida....

Now in Latino Magazine

Now in Latino Magazine

I’m so pleased that Latino magazine published in its current issue an excerpt from my new oral history book, Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles. In the years that I worked on the book, the magazine’s editor, Alfredo José Estrada, helped...

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