Jack Beckham Combs, a photographer for more than fifty years, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is his first book. Jennifer L. McCoy is Director of the Carter Center's Americas Program and Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. Editor of and contributor to several books on Latin American politics, McCoy organized and accompanied former President Carter's trip to Cuba in 2002. Julia E. Sweig is the David and Nelson Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies and Director for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Cuba: What Everyone Needs To Know and Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground.