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Cuba During the Revolution

This week, David Grann writes about William Morgan, the American who, in 1957, joined Fidel Castro’s rebellion against Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. Morgan, Grann writes, “was the only American in the rebel army and the sole foreigner,” other than Che Guevara, “to rise to the army’s highest rank, comandante.” Morgan was once described as Castro’s “chief cloak-and-dagger man.
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