Pitching around Fidel

Pitching around Fidel : A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports

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In a pastiche of observation, personal narrative, interviews, and investigative reporting, S. L. Price, a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, describes sports and athletes in today's Cuba. On his many journeys to the island, Price finds a country that celebrates sports like no other and a leader who uses athletics as both symbol and weapon in his country's dying revolution.In interviews with Teofilo Stevenson, Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, and Ana Quirot, S. L. Price unearths the truth about sports in Cuba and explores the complex reasons that drive athletes of promise to flee their homeland. Beyond an examination of sports in the hothouse of revolution, Pitching Around Fidel presents a vibrant and realistic portrait of Cuba today, complete with sex-happy tourists, blackouts, Fidel's famous former lover, and Charles Hill, a black nationalist fugitive wanted in the United States for murder and hijacking.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 279 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 31.75mm | 600g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0060196602
  • 9780060196608

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