This reminds me of a week I spent in Negril, Jamaica. Every afternoon at two o’clock sharp, a big thunderhead just like this would roll up and drench the island for 15 minutes. You could practically set your watch by them. This was in early October, at the end of hurricane season. It would present a lovely break in the tedious routine of reading trashy novels on a seaside chaise lounge with frozen, artificially-strawberry-flavored rum drinks readily at hand. This was the time to retreat to the enormous Jacuzzi to wait out the downpour. There’s nothing finer than sitting in a Jacuzzi with fellow travelers while cold, wild rain lashes your face and shoulders.
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Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder
A groundbreaking new reporting of the historical drama linking the Kennedys and the Castros that sheds new light on the JFK assassination.
Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Russo and coauthor Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the Kennedy killing. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers—the Kennedys and the Castros—who collectively authored one of modern history’s most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war.
Built on thirty years of intense research—including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination—Brothers in Arms is a vivid, character-driven, almost cinematic narration of a singularly fascinating time.
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