Pitching Around Fidel

Now available!

Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports, Revised Edition

by S. L. Price

S. L. Price, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, has been called a “Master of the New Journalism” by the New York Times. We’re pleased to announce that his acclaimed book Pitching Around Fidel is available again in a new edition. This book tells the story of one journalist’s quest to discover the secret to the unbridled passion Cuban players show for their sports. As you travel through the island with Price, you’ll meet some of Cuba’s greatest athletic heroes and discover the truth behind its unparalleled sports culture.

“Price describes a lovely, proud, impoverished people caught in [a] repressive system that destroys thousands as it celebrates a handful.”—Kirkus

“It’s an unforgettable story of supremely gifted athletes, the utter madness of politics, and the scent of big money across the sea.”—Carl Hiaasen

“Unprecedented… Astonishing.”—Miami Herald

“Price is one of the finest writers on sports anywhere.”—USA Today


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Categories: Cuba, Journalism, Politics, Publication Announcement, Sports

Author:University Press of Florida


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One Comment on “Pitching Around Fidel”

  1. March 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Florida Squeeze.

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