February 04, 2008
Dear Nelson,

Patrick Symmes, the author of The Boys from Dolores, is a talented wordsmith. The reader can almost smell the dust

February 04, 2008
Patrick Symmes asserts that: 1. Santiago de Cuba had the richest gathering of the richest part of Cuba (p. 5). Not quite. Many fortunes were made in Oriente [Eastern Cuba], but the wealthy, as a rule, resided in Havana. One exception: the Bacardi family. [See: Rafael Duharte and Radames de los Reye