For Which He Stands: The True Tale of the CIA, Castro and a Catholic by Karen Alea ISBN 1-884778-97-6 (150 pgs. perfect bound) is an inspirational story about a man who fought to keep his country free. Although all the odds were on his side, he was betrayed, deserted and imprisoned. But what came out of the ordeal was a man of faith and character. To order send $15.95 + $2.00 P&H to For Which He Stands, 2314 Ravenwood Drive,  Murfreesboro, TN 37129. E-mail floridita101 at

      If you like: true stories, history, love and romance, faith-buliding adventures; then you will love the story of Dr. Jose Almeida.

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For Which He Stands

About the Book

      José “Pepín” Almeida is an unlikely hero. He never acted in the movies, never threw the winning pass, never sat in high office. Even his involvement in the event that u-turned his life, the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, failed and became a national embarrassment. 
      He laments, “We were in a helpless and hopeless situation.” But Pepín Almeida soon, out of necessity, created his own hope. Denied all tangible things--clothes, family, food, he discovered his soul, his only true possession. 

About the Author
      Karen Alea is a freelance writer whose writing can be seen in various print and online magazines. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, she has lived in many places including Australia and Thailand. Karen currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and daughter. She is a co-founder of the First Coast Writer’s Resource Group, a Jacksonville Library Guild board member, and a potty-trainer. Inspired by a recent trip to Cuba, her next project is a fiction book set in the communist country.

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