Tom Miller spent seven months in 1991 roaming through Cuba with no restrictions, the only American in recent years to be afforded the opportunity to do so. He travelled the island's cities, towns, rural byways and coastline, speaking with writers, musicians, teachers, farmers and sugar cane workers. He ate some of Cuba's world-class ice cream, drank rum with veterans of Castro's revolution, and followed the scent of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene and the Mambo Kings. Along the way, he travelled with a baseball team, dropped in on a tobacco factory, took music lessons, heard jokes from hitchhikers about Castro and his government, and toured both sides of the American naval outpost at Guantanamo Bay. Tom Miller is also the author of "On the Border" and "The Panama Hat".