Posted on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ernest Hemingway may have died in Idaho, but the vast majority of his literary estate was in his Cuba home.

And at the time of his death — July 2, 1961 — political tension between the U.S. and Cuba was ramping up.

It took a great effort from his widow, Mary, to rescue Hemingway’s papers, a journey that’s detailed in a recent episode of the podcast Retropod.

Listen below to learn just how grateful you should be for her determination.

Categories: Today in Books

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