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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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LISTEN TO “Wait for Me”: Immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 May 2022 — “I am the proud grandson and son of Italian immigrants who came to the United States to forge lives for their sons and their daughters better than their own.” That’s how I start this chapter of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & […]

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LISTEN to “La Montaña” in WAIT FOR ME

  WASHINGTON, DC, 21 MAY 2022 — I’m delighted to post this image and audio excerpt from my memoir, Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll. The audio version of the book was released a couple of weeks ago and I’m finding it to be an exciting component of 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 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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“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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