About this Book
"Trading with the Enemy" is about six months in Cuba, described with humor, integrity and insight. The title is drawn from the name of the U.S. law that forbids contact between North American citizens and their southern neighbors. As a journalist, Miller received a dispensation from the ban and brings his own enthusiasms along on his journey, traveling for a while with a Cuban baseball team and studying the oboe with a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Among Miller's many encounters with Cubans ranging from teachers to cigar-makers to farmers. One of the most delightful is with Nitza Villapol, a TV-personality known as "the Cuban Julia Child."