The dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, soon to be the subject of a major film starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Few people can say they’ve seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them.
Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she travelled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate the Fidel. Torn by love and loyalty, she couldn’t bring herself to slip him the lethal pills.
Her life would take many more twists and turnsincluding having a child with ex-dictator of Venezuela, Marcos Pérez Jiménez; testifying about the John F. Kennedy assassination; and becoming a party girl with close ties the New York mafia (and then a police informant).
Caught up in Cold War intrigue, espionage, and conspiracythis is Marita’s incredible autobiography of a young woman who became a spy for the CIA.
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About the Author
Marita Lorenz was born in Germany in 1939 and as a child, was interred in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. In the years that followed, she often sailed with her father (who was a ship captain) and, in 1959, she met Fidel Castro, with whom she fell in love. Later, the CIA would recruit and send her to assassinate Castroan act she was unable to commit. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.