Author Ray F. Ledon, M.D. didn’t ask to have a seat at the heart of the Cuban revolutionthat seat just happened to be at his kitchen table. Ramon Calixto Fernandez-Ledon, Dr. Ledon’s father, a renowned anesthesiologist famous for having created Havana’s first department of anesthesia at the University of Havana at a time when anesthesia was relatively unknown, was more than just a doctorhe was also a renowned Cuban activist and infamous revolutionary, being one of the many thousands to join a political and militaristic offensive against Fulgencio Batista’s increasingly non-democratic and brutal reign.
Exploring themes of sacrifice, dedication, and a sense of belonging, Dr. Ledon presents in his book, A Cold July in Cuba, an image of a terror-stricken Cuba through the eyes of a young boyhis ownwhose father is wanted for dead by the very country they both love, and the journey that follows after his father is abducted by a pair of Batista’s men outside of the hospital where he worked in a middle-class Havana suburb of El Vedado.
While personal in nature, A Cold July in Cuba displays familiar images of family, persistence, and humanity that any reader can relate to.
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About the Author
After spending his youth moving from town to town and country to country, he’s finally made his home in Mendham, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife of thirty-three years, Maureen, and their three children, Eryn, Sean, and Shannon.
Table of Contents
I La Revolución
Chapter 1 In the Line of Fire 1
Chapter 2 Roots of War 13
Chapter 3 Mutiny on the Island 23
Chapter 4 No Easy Way Out 35
Chapter 5 Into the Shadows 49
Chapter 6 Reunited 57
II Second Chances
Chapter 7 Nueva Cuba 69
Chapter 8 A Family Apart 91
Chapter 9 Starting Over 103
III No Good Deed …
Chapter 10 New Life, Old Problems 117
Chapter 11 Who We Are 135
Chapter 12 An Ideal Cost 153
Afterword Sins of the Father 165