Review: ‘The Yankee Comandante’ by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

January 23, 2015 1:44 PM

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Review: ‘The Yankee Comandante’ by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

In a tomb in the far corner of a Havana cemetery lie the remains of William Morgan, an American adventurer who became a hero of the Cuban revolution before he was executed by a firing squad on the orders of Fidel Castro in 1961.

Morgan’s saga reads like a spy vs. spy Cold War thriller too improbable for Hollywood. A misfit, an AWOL Army soldier, a circus sword swallower, a Miami bouncer and an errand runner for mobsters in Ohio, Morgan snuck into Cuba and joined rebel forces fighting the dictator, Fulgencio Batista. He beca...

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