There’s something that should be cleared up about the case of Walter Myers and Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, the
The “factual proffers” presented in court give details of their 30-year spy careers (his here and hers here, pdf), and includes the fact that they had in their apartment “a sailing guide for Cuban waters, a travel guide for Cuba, and books entitled The Spy’s Bedside Book and On Becoming Cuban.”
That could give the impression that On Becoming Cuban is some kind of how-to identity conversion manual.
In fact it is a great, richly illustrated work by University of North Carolina historian Louis Perez about the formation of Cuban national identity and how it was affected by Cuba’s “encounter with the North” from the mid-19th century until the 1950’s – American tourists, missionaries, technology, movies, consumer culture, baseball, political meddlers, everything.
Say what you will about this pair, they knew how to pick a good history book.