Wait For Me: An Afternoon with Bill Gentile and Alan Riding
Event Date: October 17, 2021 12:00 pm
“Now, in his vivid memoir, Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, Bill Gentile turns back the clock to the 1980s and thrusts us into the mountains of Nicaragua and the slums of El Salvador to offer what he calls ‘a firsthand, frontline account of the human cost of war.’ He succeeds for two simple reasons: he was willing to take serious risks and, more pertinently, he survived to tell his story when so many around him-soldiers, rebels and photojournalists like himself-were killed. It was, to put it bluntly, a murderous time.” – Alan Riding, former New York Times Mexico and Central America bureau chief. Bill Gentile did more than just “cover” Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and the Con-tra War. He lived them.