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Read It Before They Screen It: The Man Who Invented Fidel

Anthony DePalma's book about fellow New York Times reporter Herbert L. Matthews, The Man Who Invented Fidel, has been picked up for adaptation.

Matthews, one of the top foreign correspondents of his era, was smuggled into the jungles of the Sierra Maestra Mountains to get the first detailed interview with Castro. That and other glowing articles impacted American perception before the fall of the Batista regime and Castro's takeover of the Cuban government.

"[An] interesting and often surprising piece of investigative journalism," declares Booklist.

Christine Vachon of Killer Pictures has signed on to co-produce. Her exploits in the film business have been chronicled in the book A Killer Life.

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Tavis adds content and edits images for His favorite books are original screenplays, and his favorite movies are based on books. Go figure.

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