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WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WHAT LIES
  • An important and riveting book

    “With surgeon-like skill, Kimber dissects, bottom up, an injustice perpetrated at the highest levels on Cuban patriots acting for their government with few financial resources in a hostile foreign country… An important and riveting book.”

    —Chris Benjamin
    Atlantic Books Today

  • makes a compelling and damning case

    “What Lies Across the Water connects the dots between the Cuban American National Foundation -- an influential lobby group of Cuban exiles living in the U.S., the Brothers to the Rescue organization and paramilitary operations meant to violently overthrow the Cuban government and assassinate Fidel Castro… Those looking for truthful testimony about the Cuban Five will find that What Lies Across the Water makes a compelling and damning case.”

    —Yutaka Dirks
    Rabble.ca

  • Kimber does a masterful job

    “With this important new book Kimber does a masterful job of showcasing his abundant talents as an investigative journalist and popular writer… What is remarkable is how he picked up this story, and began to collect all available information about it and to study it prodigiously. What is surprising is that he ended up putting so much meticulous work into uncovering the details of this exceptional story. What Lies Across the Water is easy to read, written almost like a novel. It is packed with information and entertains as well as informs.”

    —Charles Spurr
    Media Co-op

  • eloquent prose and an enjoyable style

    “Far from being a boring account of deeds and misdeeds, Kimber employs eloquent prose and an enjoyable style to draw the reader into the tangled layers of terrorism and murder, espionage and deception, propaganda and myths, life sentences and impunity, meanness and hatred, love and sacrifice, romance and solitude, patriotism and delusion, good intentions and bad, and lies, lies, and more lies.”

    —Dawn Gable
    Havana Times

  • Ultimately a compelling read

    “Kimber’s account of the Cuban Five comes with a bit of bias. However, it’s ultimately a compelling read, but only after you doggedly surmount its difficult structure.”

    —Douglas J. Johnston
    Winnipeg Free Press

  • highly recommended.

    “Publication of What Lies Across the Water, Stephen Kimber’s book about Cuban anti-terrorists serving wildly extravagant terms in U.S. jails, is a remarkable event… The author’s clear, flowing, and often seat-gripping, even entertaining, narrative is an added plus. The book is highly recommended.”

    —W.T. Whitney
    Counterpunch

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