" ... unique: the irrefutable testimony of how hard the Cuban people have fought ... to banish the ill-starred despotism ... " -- Agustín Tamargo, El Nuevo Herald, May 16, 2004
"Encinosa ... writes confidently about the events that have shaped Cuba ... Many of the accounts are compelling ... " -- Madeline Baro Diaz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 30, 2004
"This is a good, solid and timely book." -- Adolfo Rivero, co-founder of Cuba's human rights movement, from a statement in May 2004
About the Author
Enrique Encinosa, born in Havana in 1949, attended high school in Hammond, Indiana and college at Purdue University, where he developed an unusual dual interest: history and boxing. To this day, he retains a strong vocation in the sport as a trainer, manager, promoter, consultant to feature films and author of two books, including the recently-released "Sugar and Chocolate: A History of Cuban Boxing". It is as a historian, however, that Encinosa has had his major influence. In 1989 he published widely praised studies, in English and Spanish, of an event practically unknown outside Cuba: a five-year-long guerrilla war against the Castro regime by inhabitants in the central region of the Escambray.
Encinosa's historical works include "Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution", "Escambray: The Forgotten War" and "Cuba at War". All have been bestsellers in South Florida, where Enrique now lives and works as a news editor for Miami's Spanish-language Radio Mambí.