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April 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Escape from Cuba: A Virtual Afternoon with Eloy L. Nuñez and Renest G. Vendrell


April 29, 2022
1:00 pm

Books & Books and FIU’s Cuban Research Institute present…

An Evening with Eloy L. Nuñez and Renest G. Vendrell

Escape from Cuba: Personal Accounts of Those Who Fled Castro’s Regime

(McFarland & Company, $39.95)

Friday, April 29, 1 PM ET

LIVE via Crowdcast


About the Book:

In 1959, Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba after overthrowing the government of Fulgencio Batista. In response, thousands of Cubans fled the island, mostly to the United States. This book tells the stories of these Cubans in exile, all of whom overcame great obstacles to escape the brutal Castro regime. Neither a history of Cuba nor of Castro, this book illuminates the underrepresented legacy of the Cuban Exile Community and celebrates their continued thriving in a new country.


About the Editors:

ELOY L. NUÑEZ is an associate professor in the Department of Public Safety Administration at Florida’s Saint Leo University. He teaches graduate-level leadership in criminal justice, and critical incident management, as well as Command Schools for various police and sheriffs’ agencies.

ERNEST G. VENDRELL is a professor and associate director for the Department of Public Safety Administration at Saint Leo University in Florida. He teaches in the areas of emergency and disaster management, public administration, and criminal justice.