From the publisher: The world turns its attention to Creswell

It’s hard to predict when something truly historic might happen, or where.

Sometimes, even a small, rural community might touch the white-hot glow of an international spotlight. And, indeed, Creswell has a starring role in the biggest, ongoing geo-political story in the world. 

In 2000, while working for a paper in Florence, Ala., a small town in the northwest part of the state better known for its sister cities Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia (Helen Keller’s hometown), an international event was taking place in Miami.

Elián . . .