NON-Fiction Bestseller “Havana Nocturne”–actually plagiarized from NOVEL by DGI-controlled Cuban author
And here some of us thought TJ English's Book "Havana Nocturne; How The Mob Owned Cuba and Lost it to the Revolution" was unreliable because the author had relied on a Castro regime official as a major source.
HAH!...What a FOOL I was!....Turns out, instead of merely sourcing an official of Castro's DGI-controlled Casa de Las Americas--the Bestselling author whose book has been optioned for a major Hollywood movie--had actually transcribed the Communist propaganda screeds of this Castroite official word for word! To wit:
"I have no intention of talking to Mr. T.J. English," harrumphs Casa de Las Americas official Enrique Cirules. " Instead, I’m offering figures, data and clear evidence of his plagiarism. In his book Havana Nocturne (2008) T.J. English did not quote my work; instead, 72 times he mentioned the name of Cirules in an attempt to justify plagiarizing more than 260 pages from the novels El Imperio de La Habana and La vida Secreta de Meyer Lansky."
But the Miami Herald hails the book "as thoroughly and impressively researched!"
And the Washington Post gushes that: "Havana Nocturne has the air of a thriller with the bonus of being true!”
Upon reading it, the top news source for young Americans (Jon Stewart) gushed. "WOW! So the Mob actually BUILT Cuba's economy!...So it was actually WORSE than shown in Godfather II!"
Absolutely 'Un-Freakin Real