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Wings Of The Morning - The Flights Of Orestes Lorenzo Hardcover – January 1, 1994

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (1994)
  • ASIN: B000IWW8K0
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,849,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miguel Vargas-Caba on October 9, 2011
Being a Cold War writer myself, and my own book being about a defection from the USSR, I found Mr. Lorenzo's book a very moving account of the soul searching that a convinced Communist, child of the Socialist Revolution that gripped Cuba in 1959, had to go through to come to the conclusion that Communism is a failure, and that all it represented, and all he was defending as a pilot of the Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria Cubana, was a lie. But even more moving was how he took Cuban Minister of Defense, Raúl Castro's words to heart: "If he was so bold to steal one of our airplanes and leave the island, then he must be equally bold to come back and take his familiy out." And that's exactly what Lorenzo did. Read here how he accomplished both feats, leave Cuba in a purloined MiG-23 fighter-bomber, and return in a small twin engined Cessna to pick up his family and take it out of the island, right under the noses (and the SAMs) of the FARC. This book I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in knowing how life was (and is) in a Communist country.
Even though Mr. Lorenzo did not accept Hollywood's offers to make his book into a movie, namely because they wanted to depart too much from reality, such movie was made and shown on Hispanic TV under the name "Vuelo del Amor" ("Love's Flight"). Probably the DVD is available somewhere.
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