Batista: From Rev­o­lu­tion­ary to Strongman

February 21, 2003 - 5:00 PM

Frank Argote-Freyre
Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity
Frank Argote-Freyre is a Research Fel­low and Ph.D. can­di­date in his­tory at Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity. His dis­ser­ta­tion, Ful­gen­cio Batista: The Mak­ing of a Dic­ta­tor is based on archival research in Cuba and the United States. The first vol­ume of his Batista biog­ra­phy is sched­uled for pub­li­ca­tion in 2004. As part of his research, he con­ducted a series of oral his­tory inter­views con­cen­trat­ing on events of the pre­rev­o­lu­tion­ary period of Cuban his­tory. He served as Assis­tant Edi­tor of CUBA, An Illus­trated Ency­clo­pe­dia, sched­uled for pub­li­ca­tion in 2003. Prior to enter­ing acad­e­mia, Argote-Freyre worked 10 years as a jour­nal­ist fol­lowed by a three-year stint as a press sec­re­tary in the United States Congress.