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.
David Grann has a must-read piece on William Alexander Morgan, a Midwesterner who helped Fidel Castro rise to power in Cuba. "In 1957, when Castro was still widely seen as fighting for democracy, Morgan had traveled from Florida to ... Read Post
In his piece on William Morgan and the Cuban Revolution, David Grann refers on several occasions to letters about Morgan written by Times correspondent Herbert Matthews to Ernest Hemingway. “Matthews said that he thought Morgan’s sa... Read Post
Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution where Fidel Castro led his rebel army to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista.Cubans on the island celebrated to mark the occasion as President Raul Castro praised th... Read Post