On March 21, 2016, Our 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, arrived in Cuba to extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. I was pleased to present President Obama with copy No.44 of my Reserve Edition of Vanishing Cuba.
William & Mary selects the Vanishing Cuba “Reserve Edition” book for its renowned reference library. What an honor! The Reserve Edition is a special limited edition collectors edition.
It was my pleasure to donate a copy of the Reserve Edition of my book, Vanishing Cuba, which will be displayed at the museum.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH – HILLMAN LIBRARY: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ACQUIRES THE VANISHING CUBA “RESERVE EDITION”
In the spring on 2022, the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH – Hillman Library ordered a signed copy of the VANISHING CUBA Silver Edition. Two months later, the curator for the Special Collections department ordered the Reserve Edition.
On September 28, 2021, I departed New York for Milan, Italy, to oversee the printing and production of my long-awaited Vanishing Cuba book. I was headed to my printer, Longo AG, in Bolzano, Italy. My man at Longo, Giuseppe, picked me up at the airport, and we began our four-hour journey across Northern Italy. Giuseppe had been working with me for two years on this project, and he knew exactly what I was looking to achieve. After multiple espressos stops along the Autostrade, we arrived at Longo in the late afternoon. The espresso stops were a good indication of what was to come. Non-stop espresso, all day, every day, for the next two weeks!