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Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles
This is the story of Felix Rodriguez, one of the CIA's most extraordinary agents. A member of the anti-Castro movement from the age of 17, Cuban Felix Rodriguez was infiltrated into Cuba six weeks before the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, and was one of only 15 of the original group of 35 infiltrators who escaped after the invasion failed. In 1967, as CIA advisor to the Bol ...more
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 283 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Simon & Schuster Inc.
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A rip-rocking probably partially true of patriotically fighting against communism in Latin America and Southeast Asia, including more likely true recounting of the capture and death of Che. Up until the end when Rodriguez lights the whole thing on fire in a storm of defensive and paranoid lashing out at Congress and the media.
A great story! Without a doubt Felix Rodriguez is one of history's greatest unsung heroes. It it because of this man's accomplishments that our country lived more peacefully and stronger that it would without him. I loved reading this book and could hardly believe the adventures that this man had accomplished. From the Bay of Pigs invasion, the capture and execution of Che Guevara, involvement in the Vietnam war and El Salvador. The man was born Cuban but he really is an American hero. God Bless ...more
This book was given to me as a Christmas gift maybe twenty years ago. I finally got around to reading it. This is very readable fast paced book. I enjoyed learning of the author's involvement in the Bay of Pigs and the story about the capture of Che Guerrara. This is a very good history of the CIAs covert actions from the 60s until the 80s. Also the co author went onto fame for his "Rogue Warrior" series.
I read this book many years ago. It was an interesting view to a upper middle class refugee from Cuba that adapted well to the US while maintaining his Cuban roots. This was the man who was on hand when Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia.
There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find...
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