Alex Constantine - September 14, 2008
T.J. English explores the dream of the underworld entrepreneur that ended with Fidel Castro's revolution
The Oregonian/September 05, 2008
" ... While the Mob was exploiting the country, Castro and a rag-tag band of rebels were winning hearts and minds in part by exploiting resentment against the corruption and vice in Havana. English does a nice job of putting Castro's actions in context and showing how the revolution succeeded because Cubans wanted it to succeed. When Havana fell, the casinos were trashed as a symbol of foreign excess, and Castro rebuffed efforts by the Mob to cut a new deal. ... "