Tad Szulc was a journalist, foreign policy analyst and biographer. The author of more than 25 books, he was the winner of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for coverage of Latin America and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur. Born in Warsaw in 1925, he went to the United States following World War 2 and became a foreign correspondent for the New York Times for 20 years. At the Times, he covered Latin America -- where he broke the story of the impending-but-secret Bay of Pigs invasion -- American foreign and national security policy, and Cold War Europe, where he was present during the Soviet invasion of Czechosolvakia -- and was expelled by the KGB for his reporting. After leaving The Times, he enjoyed a prolific book writing career, which included his highly acclaimed biographies of Fidel Castro, and Pope John Paul II. He died in 2001.