Publications of 
Dr. Antonio Rafael de la Cova


Cuban Confederate Colonel

2016 2007 2003

2017 2017


Cuba: La Revolución de 1933, el Golpe de Estado de 1952, y la Represión del Comunismo. Memorias del Mayor General Martin Díaz Tamayo. Ediciones Universal, 2017.

La Guerra Aérea en Cuba en 1958: Memorias del Teniente Carlos Lazo Cuba. Miami: Ediciones Universal, 2017.

Colonel Henry Theodore Titus: Antebellum Soldier of Fortune and Florida Pioneer. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, July 2016.

The Moncada Attack: Birth of the Cuban Revolution. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, June 2007; 2nd. printing, October 2007.

Cuban Confederate Colonel: The Life of Ambrosio Jose Gonzales. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003; paperback printing, Feb. 5, 2009.

Book chapters:

"El coronel Henry Theodore Titus: Un aventurero en Cuba, Kansas y Nicaragua," in Victor Hugo Acuña Ortega, ed., Filibusterismo y Destino Manifiesto en las Américas. San Jose, Costa Rica: Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría, 2010, pp. 91-102.

"Prologo," in Jorge Hernandez Fonseca, e-mails al Comandante. Belém, Brazil: Editora Belém do Para, 2006, pp.5-7.

"U.S.-Cuba Relations During the Reagan Administration," in Eric J. Schmertz, Natalie Datlof and Alexej Ugrinsky, eds. President Reagan and the World. Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997, pp. 381-391.

Academic journals:

The Elian Gonzalez Case: The World's Most Watched and Politically-Charged Custody Battle that Reached the U.S. Supreme Court and Determined a Presidential Election, Harvard Latino Law Review, Vol. 18, Spring 2015, pp. 501-549.

Samuel J. Kookogey in Bleeding Kansas: A "Fearless vindicator of the rights of the South," Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains (Fall 2012), pp. 146-163.

"Cuban Exiles in Key West During the Ten Years' War 1868-1878," Florida Historical Quarterly. Winter 2011, pp. 287-319.

"The Kentucky Regiment that Invaded Cuba in 1850," The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Autumn, 2007, pp. 571-615.

"Fernandina Filibuster Fiasco: Birth of the 1895 Cuban War of Independence," Florida Historical Quarterly. Summer 2003, pp. 16-42.

"The Taylor Administration Versus Mississippi Sovereignty: The Round Island Expedition of 1849,"The Journal of Mississippi History. Winter 2000, pp. 1-33.

"Filibusters and Freemasons: The Sworn Obligation," Journal of the Early Republic, Spring 1997, pp. 89-114.

"Cuban Filibustering in Jacksonville in 1851," Northeast Florida History Journal, Vol. 3, 1996, pp. 17-34.


"Elian Gonzalez case (1999)." In Encyclopedia of American Immigration, edited by Carl L. Bankston III. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010, pp. 427-429.

Mexican War.” In vol. 7 of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, edited by Tom Lansford and Thomas E. Woods Jr. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2008, pp. 691-696.

Mariel Boatlift.” In The Eighties in America, edited by Milton Berman. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008, pp. 618-620.

"Zapotecs Build Monte Alban. " In vol. 1 of Great Events from History: The Ancient World Prehistory -- 476 c.e, edited by Mark W. Chavalas. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2004, pp. 422-424.

"Bay of Pigs Invasion (April 17-19, 1961)." In Encyclopedia of North American History, edited by John C. Super. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1999, p. 122.

"Cuban Refugee Program (1961-1981)." In vol. 2 of The Latino Encyclopedia, edited by Richard Chabran and Rafael Chabran. Pasadena, Ca: Salem Press, 1996, pp. 424-426.

Book reviews:

Review of Scott W. Carmichael's True Believer: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba's Master Spy (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2007), History: Reviews of New Books, Spring 2007, vol. 335, no. 3, 106.

Review of Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Jorge Pérez-López's, Cuba’s Aborted Reform: Socioeconomic Effects, International Comparisons, and Transition Policies (Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2005), Hispanic American Historical Review, February 2007, vol. 87, no. 1, 191-92.

Review of Peter Pavia’s The Cuba Project: Castro, Kennedy, and the FBI’s Tamale Squad (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), History: Reviews of New Books, Summer 2006, vol. 34, no. 4, 135.

Review of Anthony DePalma’s The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of the New York Times (New York: Public Affairs Press, 2006), Cuban Affairs, July 2006, Vol. 1, No. 3.

Review of John Lawrence Tone's War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Spring 2006, Vol. 104, No. 2, 336-38.

Review of Amy S. Greenberg's, Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Autumn 2005, Vol. 103, No. 4, 789-90.

Review of Rodrigo Lazo's Writing to Cuba: Filibustering and Cuban Exiles in the United States (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005) H-Net, (October 2005).

Review of Julia E. Sweig's Inside the Cuban Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), The Florida Historical Quarterly (Winter 2004, Vol. 82, No. 3, 406-08).

Review of Robert E. May's Manifest Destiny's Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and Joseph A. Stout, Jr's Schemers & Dreamers: Filibustering in Mexico 1848-1921.  (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2002), in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Spring 2003, 221-25.

Review of David Healy's James G. Blaine and Latin America (Columbia:University of Missouri Press, 2001), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Winter 2002, 86-88.

Review of Louis A. Perez, Jr.'s The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998), The Florida Historical Quarterly, Fall 1999, pp. 253-255.

Review of Tom Chaffin's Fatal Glory: Narciso Lopez and the First Clandestine U.S. War Against Cuba (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1996), The Florida Historical Quarterly, Summer 1997, pp. 88-90.

Television Interviews:

Documentary In Search of Ambrosio Jose Gonzales: Soldier Under Two Flags (2009)

Interviewed on Cubans in the American Civil War, Channel WTWO, Terre Haute, Indiana, August 7, 1999

Documentary History Detectives: John Eayers Davis riding crop gift to Preston Brooks, Episode 206, June 15, 2004

Programa Maria Elvira Confronta: El asalto al cuartel Moncada, Canal 22, WDLP, Miami, Julio 26, 2004

Programa Maria Elvira Confronta: Crisis de los misiles en Cuba, Canal 22, WDLP, Miami, Oct. 23, 2004

Programa Detrás de la Noticia con Ambrosio Hernández, Telemundo Canal 51, Miami, julio 21, 2007

Interviewed by Ileana Varela, Channel CBS4, Miami, July 25, 2007

Programa Ultima Palabra con Ninoska Perez: El asalto al cuartel Moncada, Miami, GenTV, Julio 25, 2007

Book Presentation, The Moncada Attack: Birth of the Cuban Revolution, Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL., CSPAN2-BookTV, July 28, 2007

Programa A Mano Limpia con Oscar Haza, America TeVe, Canal 41, Miami, noviembre 25, 2007

Programa Maria Elvira Live, Miami, noviembre 17, 2008 ¿Quién fue realmente el padre del dictador Raúl Castro?

Newspaper Interviews:

Talk to offer look at past of territory The Topeka Capital-Journal, February 28, 1998

IU professor launches leading Web site for Latino studies  Indiana Daily Student, December 2, 2004

Professor discusses history, status of Cuba Indiana Daily Student, April 2, 2008