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August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Verne Lyon
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH VERNE LYON
(McFarland & Company, $38.94)
Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Verne Lyon discussing his book: Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA (McFarland & Company, $38.94).
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive surveillance program at the height of the Vietnam War. Framed by his handlers for an airport bombing, he was later sent to Cuba to subvert the Castro regime. Balking at increasingly nefarious missions, he tried to quit: twice kidnapped by the CIA, he landed in Leavenworth. Today a free man, his memoir details his journey through the secret workings of the U.S. government.
About the Author:
Verne Lyon is an aerospace engineer, a pilot with many FAA certificates, a SCUBA diver, and former CIA operative. He helped found and direct the Association of Responsible Dissent (ARDIS) and the Association of National Security Alumni, both made up of former national security personnel. He lives in the Midwest. Philip Zwerling, now retired to the Mendocino Coast of California, previously taught creative writing at Ursinus College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of seven books on film, theater and history.