A Cold July In Cuba: Recollections Of My Father, The Revolutionary

A Cold July In Cuba: Recollections Of My Father, The Revolutionary

by Ray F. Ledon


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You Can't Run From Your Past, And You Can't Hide From It.

Author Ray F. Ledon, M.D. didn’t ask to have a seat at the heart of the Cuban revolution—that 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 doctor—he 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 boy—his own—whose 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599328560
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 06/21/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Author Ray F. Ledon, M.D. has been a physician leader in the New Jersey medical community focused on the continual improvement of healthcare delivery systems since 1987. Board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine, he has served as the chief resident in internal medicine and as the chief fellow in digestive diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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

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