About the Author
Paul J. Dosal, born and raised in Tampa is a fourth-generation Cuban American, a descendant of the cigar makers who founded Ybor City in the late nineteenth century. He received his Ph.D. in History from Tulane University in 1987 and taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (1987-95) before returning to his home town to teach at the University of South Florida. He has published Doing Business with the Dictators: A Political History of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala, 1899-1944 (1993), Power in Transition: The Rise of Guatemala’s Industrial Oligarchy, 1871-1994 (1995); and Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 (2003). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Latin American Civilization, Revolutions in Latin America, Cuba, and United States Relations with Latin America.