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Boxing for Cuba

An Immigrant's Story

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

256 Pages, 6 x 9

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Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: May 2013

ISBN 9781555919108

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Overview

In 1961, fearing the communist rule of Fidel Castro, Guillermo Vicente Vidal's family sent him to America through Operation Peter Pan. He arrived in Colorado and was sent to an orphanage with his brothers, and his family reunited four years later. Fifty years later, he served as Denver's mayor. This is his story of overcoming incredible odds.

Author Biography

Guillermo Vicente Vidal is a native of Cuba, and grew up in Colorado. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he held various government positions, including Mayor of Denver. Vidal is president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, and he lives with his family in Denver.