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The Resource Marita : one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy, Marita Lorenz, with Ted Schwarz

Marita : one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy, Marita Lorenz, with Ted Schwarz

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Marita : one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy
Title
Marita
Title remainder
one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Marita Lorenz, with Ted Schwarz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • No true life story can possibly compare to the fantastic adventures of Marita Lorenz. From Fidel Castro's lover at age 19, to CIA spy, to human rights activist, Marita tells her own incredible story with all of the passion and force that it took to live it. In the spring of 1959, aboard her father's ship in Havana harbor, Marita fell under the spell of Fidel Castro and soon fled home and family in New York City to return to Cuba to be with him. Installed in a suite of
  • the Havana Hilton, she became Castro's lover, trusted advisor, and a lieutenant in his 26th of July movement. Within months, she was pregnant with his child. Despite or perhaps because of her close relationship with Fidel, she was betrayed by those nearest to him - kidnapped, drugged, and forcibly aborted of her child. Still heavily sedated and close to death, she was taken back to the United States where she was immediately embraced by National Security officials eager
  • to use her in their growing anti-Castro propaganda campaign. Soon this escalated into something far more sinister as government agents tried to program Marita into an assassin to kill Castro. Marita's adventures continue as a disillusioned young woman is turned into an accomplished but unwilling operative in the CIA by the likes of Frank Sturgis and E. Howard Hunt. The only woman in a man's world, she developed the skills and courage that made her an invaluable agent and
  • gained her the nickname "Alemana Fria" - the "Cold German." Among her many assignments, perhaps the most harrowing is a mysterious gunrunning mission from Miami to Dallas with a strange character named "Ozzie" (Lee Harvey Oswald) just days before the JFK assassination. Never far from the center of controversy, Marita becomes involved with former Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez. Impulsively following him to Venezuela when he is deported from the U.S., she spends
  • a year abandoned with her baby daughter in the dense jungle with a tribe of Yanomano Indians. Once again, Marita's indomitable spirit empowers her with the will to survive and prevail. Overcoming every obstacle, Marita at heart has always maintained her love for Cuba. Ultimately, driven by her concern for the Marielitos, the Cuban boat people, she is able to return to Havana to meet with Castro and see, for the first time, the son she thought was dead. Marita's story is
  • one of high adventure, high romance, and high drama, made more vivid and poignant by the fact that it is all true
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Lorenz, Marita
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Schwarz, Ted
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  • Castro, Fidel
  • Lorenz, Marita
  • Espionage, American
  • United States
  • Cuba
Label
Marita : one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy, Marita Lorenz, with Ted Schwarz
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28505731
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781560250555
Lccn
93026239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28505731
  • (Sirsi) a426873
Label
Marita : one woman's extraordinary tale of love and espionage from Castro to Kennedy, Marita Lorenz, with Ted Schwarz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28505731
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781560250555
Lccn
93026239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28505731
  • (Sirsi) a426873

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