Marita: The Spy Who Loved Castro

By Marita Lorenz
Read by Carol Monda

7.73 Hours 09/05/2017 unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538461303

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Here is the dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, the basis for a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence. Few people can say they have seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of World War II, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she traveled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate Castro. Torn by love and loyalty, she couldn’t bring herself to slip him the lethal pills. Her life would take many more twists and turns, including having a child with ex-dictator of Venezuela Marcos Pérez Jiménez, testifying about the John F. Kennedy assassination, becoming a party girl with close ties to the New York Mafia, and then becoming a police informant. Caught up in Cold War intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy, this is Marita’s incredible autobiography of a young woman who became a spy for the CIA.

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Publishers Weekly Pick of Best Indie Books of Fall 2017

Here is the dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, the basis for a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Few people can say they have seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them.

Born in Germany at the outbreak of World War II, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she traveled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate Castro. Torn by love and loyalty, she couldn’t bring herself to slip him the lethal pills.

Her life would take many more twists and turns, including having a child with ex-dictator of Venezuela Marcos Pérez Jiménez, testifying about the John F. Kennedy assassination, becoming a party girl with close ties to the New York Mafia, and then becoming a police informant.

Caught up in Cold War intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy, this is Marita’s incredible autobiography of a young woman who became a spy for the CIA.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lorenz delivers a tale of espionage and deceit, told with rueful candor.” Kirkus Reviews
“Marita herself calmly tells you she’s been shot at, poisoned, firebombed, drugged, pistol-whipped, and dumped in the Amazon rain forest to die. If not an entirely glamorous life, it has certainly been one with all peaks and no valleys.” Vanity Fair

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Author Bio: Marita Lorenz

Marita Lorenz was born in Germany in 1939 and as a child was incarcerated in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp. In the years that followed, she often sailed with her father, who was a ship captain, and, in 1959, she met Fidel Castro, with whom she fell in love. Later, the CIA would recruit her and send her to assassinate Castro, an act she was unable to commit. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English