Emilio Estefan - The Exile Experience - Gables

Emilio Estefan presents The Exile Experience (HCP, $34.95), which tells the story of the various waves of exiles who arrived on these shores. It is a collaboration of well-known Cuban writers: Carlos Eire, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Mirta Ojito and poet Carlos Pintado. But Estefan also sought personal testimonials of successful people from different generations of exiles, like the Mas Canosa family, television personality Cristina Saralegui, medical entrepreneur Benjamin Leon Jr., and Perry Ellis International chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis. "It has been an exile (community) that has fought a lot," said Estefan, who fled Cuba as a teen with his father. The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is published in three separate editions – each tailor-made for those who arrived through Operation Pedro Pan, the Freedom Flights and the Mariel boatlift. Each edition features the names of every Cuban who arrived in one of the three exoduses, more than 400,000 names between the three editions. 2pm

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Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 2:00pm

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Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
33134-5008 Coral Gables

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