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The Contra War. Buy it here: https://tinyurl.com/43ue53c3

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 July 2022 — The Contra War unfolded almost exclusively in the country’s northern mountains bordering Honduras with minor incursions from Costa Rica led by Sandinista defectors. Fighting never really came to the capital, which posed special challenges for people like me who wanted to cover the conflict. To do so, I had […]

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A “Just” War? book reading and discussion

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 June 2022 — What do a crisis reporter and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine think about “just” wars and the current conflict in Ukraine? You are invited to join us for A “Just” War? to find out! When: Thursday July 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: American University’s Bender Library or virtually […]

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My Nicaraguan Family

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 June 2022 — When my memoir made its debut, legendary foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief for Mexico and Central America Alan Riding was kind enough to review the book for ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America. He wrote: “I was an old hand in Central America by the […]

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“Wait for Me” audio book excerpt

WASHINGTON, DC, 18 May 2022 — You now can LISTEN to excerpts from my memoir, Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll. Former Miami Herald photojournalist Murry Sill made this image of me while we were embedded with Sandinista Army forces in Nicaragua’s northern mountains during the early 1980s. You […]

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Wait for Me at Bronx Doc Center

BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER, New York, 4 March 2022 — We had an engaged, lively audience at the Bronx Documentary Center last week as I presented my memoir, Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll. Thanks to Mike Kamber and his crew for a wonderful visit and the opportunity to meet […]

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Wait for Me at Bronx Documentary Center

Friends, Colleagues, As you may recall, the event planned for December at the Bronx Documentary Center was postponed because of the spike in the pandemic. The book presentation and discussion now is scheduled for Friday 4 March at 6 PM at the Bronx Documentary Center. See https://www.bronxdoc.org/events/bdc-conversations-bill-gentile/detail?fbclid=IwAR0KTYPTpdI_3Ros6ThlAjvXXvr_qauTsWzBZic5tGR4Bwb3MRRN3lJ2CvY At the event, I’ll raffle off a couple […]

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