Cuba and the Bacardi’s

September 4th, 2009

Every once in a while a family, a place and a cause come together to create a perfect storm that inexorably links there collective fate.  Such was the case with the Mondavi's in the Napa Valley and the Bacardi's in Cuba. Veteran NPR international correspondent Tom Gjelten, in his new book Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause takes a fresh look at the history of Cuba though the lens of the Bacardi family and in so doing shows us an island nation very different than fifty years of political sound bites.  My conversation with Tom Gjelten: