Rum and Revolution: Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba
10:30 a.m., Thursday March 20
He will tell a fascinating story of Cuba through the life and times of the Bacardi rum family. The New York Times selected his book, Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause, as a notable Nonfiction Book and the Washington Post, Kansas City Star and the San Francisco Chronicle all listed it among their Best Books.
Mr. Gjelten covers a wide variety of global security and economic issues for NPR News and he is a regular panelist on the PBS program Washington Week. His overseas reporting experience includes stints in Mexico City and Berlin and he has covered wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Columbia as well as the Gulf War of 1990-91 and the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. A graduate of theUniversity of Minnesota, he began his professional career as a public school teacher and a freelance writer.
Tickets are available for $20 at the door. For more information, call 405-826-9689
Where: St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Address: 222 N.W. 15th