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Jay Mallin, Sr.

[REF: Ancient Mariners Press, press release information. Edited here for brevity]
Jay Mallin, Sr. is a journalist/scholar who has been reporting on and writing about Cuban affairs for 50 years.  He covered the revolution led by Fidel Castro in the late Fifties and later reported from Nicaragua, Grenada and Angola, where Castro was involved in conflicts.  Mallin was also a research scientist at the University of Miami, editing three books there.  After that he became Latin American correspondent for The Washington Times, followed by the position of News Director in the 1980s as News Director at Radio Marti, which broadcast to Cuba from Washington.  Mallin has authored 12 books, most on military topics.

[REF: Caribbean Crisis 1965. Doubleday]
In 1956 he became a full-time stringer for Time and covered the entire Cuban revolution (1956-58)...he made 18 trips into the battle area...was the first to report Russian troops and Missiles in Cuba...completely bilingual and raised in Cuba (although born in New York City of American parents), Mallin studied journalism at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, receiving an A.B. in 1949...later taking a position on the English-language daily, The Havana Herald.  After two years he left the Herald to free-lance well as become assistant stringer for Time magazine.  He also became correspondent for the following services and publications: New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami News, Wall Street Journal, Variety, Religious News Service, Business International, and Editor & Publisher.

[REF: Merc - American Soldiers of Fortune 1979. Macmillan]
Jay Mallin, longtime correspondent for Time magazine, was also a research scientist at the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Miami.  He is a recognized authority on terrorism and unconventional warfare, and author of numerous books.

[See comment about Jay Mallin by Tom Dunkin ]

Articles on this site by Jay Mallin, Sr.

Havana Night Life  ca 1956-57 unpublished work
Havana's Sans Souci Night Club 1957
World's Rawest Burlesque Show

Books by Jay Mallin, Sr.

Fortress Cuba 1965. Henry Regnery Co, Chicago. Paperback

Caribbean Crisis 1965. Doubleday. Paperback

Terror in Viet Nam

"Che" Guevara on Revolution 1969. Univ Miami Press. Hardcover.
"Che" Guevara on Revolution 1969. Delta, Dell. Soft-cover

Strategy for Conquest

Terror and Urban Guerillas

Spy for Fidel (ghost-written)  by Orlando Castro Hidalgo [a real person] 1971. E.A. Seemann Pub, Miami. Hardcover

Merc - American Soldiers of Fortune co-authored with Robert K. Brown 1979. Macmillan. Hardcover

Covering Castro: Rise and Decline of Cuba's Communist Dictator. 1994 New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers; Washington, DC: U.S.-Cuba Institute Press.

Adventures in Journalism - A Memoir 1998. This is mostly of the author's experiences in Cuba as a youth and later as a journalist. He paints Havana, other journalists, Hemingway, war and censorship, Castro and Guevara and protests, flight and Miami and counter- insurgency, Radio Marti, return visits in 1995 and 1996, and reports from other countries. It is listed at $15 by  Ancient Mariners Press of Reston, Va. Ancient Mariners Press, 1314 Garden Wall Circle, Suite F, Reston, VA 20194-2031. Tel.: (703) 318-0885. Soft-cover

History of the Cuban Armed Forces 2000. Published by Ancient Mariners Press of Reston, Va. Ancient Mariners Press, 1314 Garden Wall Circle, Suite F, Reston, VA 20194-2031. Tel.: (703) 318-0885. Soft-cover

Betrayal in April by Jay Mallin Sr. and Robert H. Smith. 2000. Deals with the ill-fated landing at the Bay of Pigs by Cuban exiles in April 1961. Mallin was in Cuba as a correspondent for Time when the Bay of Pigs invasion occurred.  Smith is a former captain in the U.S. Navy Ancient Mariners Press 1314 Garden Wall Circle -- Suite F, Reston, VA 20194-2031. Tel.: (703) 318-0885. Soft-cover

Bob Smith and Jay Mallin were at Books & Books in Coral Gables on February 19, 2001.

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