Victor Andres Triay,


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        Victor Andres Triay, PhD., is a novelist and historian specializing in Cuban exile topics. The Miami Herald referred to him as "a significant researcher of Cuban exile history." He was born in Miami, Florida, in 1966, to Cuban exile parents. Raised also in Miami, he graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1984.  After attending Miami-Dade Community College for two years, he received his B.A. in History from the University of Florida in 1988. During his undergraduate years he studied abroad in Italy and Spain and traveled extensively throughout Europe.
         After teaching history during the 1988-1989 academic year at Miami Carol City High School in Dade County, Florida, he moved to Tallahassee and attended Florida State University, receiving his M.A. in History in 1991. He continued his graduate work and subsequently received his PhD. in History from Florida State in 1995. During two of his three years of residence in Tallahassee, he taught History and Spanish at Aucilla Christian Academy in neighboring Monticello, Florida. In 1992, while still working on his doctoral degree, he accepted a position as a history instructor at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, where he is currently a full professor. (for MxCC page see:
         Victor's first book, Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children's Program, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1998. Fleeing Castro was the first book length historical work on the topic. Three years later he published, again with the University Press of Florida, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506,  a historical account of the Bay of Pigs invasion told through the eyes of  the exile invasion force. In 2005 he co-authored, with Teo Babun,  The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise, a photographic history of Fidel Castro's war against Fulgencio Batista, Castro's assumption of power, and his establishment of a  Stalinist dictatorship in Cuba.
         Victor recently released his first major work of historical fiction,
a series entitled The Unbroken Circle. Book I, The Struggle Begins, was released in July 2013. Book II, Freedom Betrayed, was released in January 2014. Book III, On Freedom's Shores, will be released in mid-2014.
               Victor is a resident of Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, Emilia, and three children, Victor Andres, Jr., Gabriela Elena, and Francisco Xavier.
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