The Spy Who Loved Castro

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"Born in Germany during the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959 she travelled to Cuba, where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet, upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. Torn by love and loyalty, she failed to slip Fidel the lethal pills. Caught up in Cold War intrigue and espionage, even testifying as a witness to the JFK assassination conspiracy, this is Marita's incredible true story of a young girl turned spy. Her life would take many more twists and turns--including having a child with ex-dictator of Venezuela, Marcos Pérez Jiménez; testifying about the John F. Kennedy assassination; and becoming a party girl with close ties the New York mafia (and then a police informant). Caught up in Cold War intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy--this is Maritas incredible autobiography of a young woman who became a spy for the CIA."
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781681775142
Characteristics: x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Spy who loved Castro


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