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“Wait for Me” Soundtrack

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 July 2021 — In discussions with readers of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll,” I’m learning that too few are accessing the website designed to complement the book. Go to www.waitformebook.com and listen, chapter after chapter, to the music that accompanied me during my […]

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Waitformebook.com Website Is LIVE

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 June 2021 — I write to announce the launch of our Waitformebook.com website as an exciting complement to the Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll book. I believe the most enlivening component of the website is the Soundtrack. Chapter by chapter, the Soundtrack lists, and provides […]

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Wait for Me mock-up

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 May 2021 — I received the digital proofs of what Wait for Me will look like once printed. It’s got 359 pages and scores of images, in color as well as black & white. This computer-generated image gives an idea of the final product. I’m reviewing the proof and will advise on the […]

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A BULLET IN THE HEAD

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 20 June 1979 — As it became clear that the U.S.-backed Somoza dynasty was in trouble, journalists from around the world converged on Managua to cover this “David vs. Goliath” story: An impoverished people rose up to cast off a cruel, oppressive regime supported for decades by the most powerful nation on the […]

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AMBUSHED

MULUKUKÚ, Nicaragua — We had been hanging out with the Sandinistas for only a few days so we were still fresh, not yet strung out from fatigue, lousy food, exhausting days, uncomfortable nights, tension and fear. We were ready. Or as ready as you can be, to nearly get killed. Mexican photojournalist Arturo Robles and […]

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“Tada”

In one of my mother’s photo albums there is a picture of a young family. Her father, Tada, is too big for his suit and his hands are too big for his body. Her mother, Nana, is heavy-set and sturdy. She married my grandfather when she was 15 years old. And the children look like, […]

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