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Quirk, Robert E.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 167 publications in 8 languages and 7,632 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Historical films  Television mini-series  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: F1234, 972.91064
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Most widely held works by Robert E Quirk
Fidel Castro by Robert E Quirk( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a boy growing up in the Oriente countryside dangers lurked everywhere. Parents and nursemaids cautioned children to beware of "lost souls" wandering the earth, seeking to catch mortals and compel them to take their places. Fidel Castro always slept fitfully. To fall asleep was to be alone, defenseless, off-guard. Years later, as a rebel commander in the Sierra Maestra, he kept himself awake at night, reading, walking about, talking the hours away with his tired comrades. And as Cuba's Maximum Leader he insisted on meeting his visitors at odd hours long after midnight when they were edgy and most vulnerable." "In this masterly new biography Robert E. Quirk paints a portrait of the charismatic leader who for more than three decades - and over eight American presidencies - managed to sustain a communist regime in the western hemisphere. Fidel Castro emerges as a rebel from his earliest years. Born into a family of wealth, he nonetheless lived in an atmosphere that was crude and uncultured. Sent away to school at age five, the boy felt deserted in an alien city. He fought often, rebelling against the priests' authority. He demanded recognition and assurances of his worth. He had to be the first, the best, in everything, to captain the team in every sport." "As an adult Castro could not tolerate criticism or opposition. His tantrums were legendary. At the University of Havana, he ignored his studies, immersing himself in politics. But his bid to head the student federation failed. He graduated with a law degree and a residue of resentment against the institution that had thwarted his ambition. He remained a loner, with no deep attachments, even to the women he attracted." "In gripping detail, Professor Quirk follows Castro as he forms a small band to bring down the regime of Fulgencio Batista by leading a quixotic attack on an army barracks. Captured, imprisoned, and eventually exiled to Mexico, he recruits other insurgents, including the Argentine medical doctor, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, for a voyage of liberation that ends in near disaster on the south coast of Cuba. Pursued by Batista's army, the rebel commander, with only a few comrades, disappears into the mists of Oriente's Sierra Maestra." "From the security of that mountain hideout, he organizes the small-scale attacks that, together with the urban underground's sabotage, culminate in the dictator's flight from the island on New Year's Day, 1959. On a wave of popular support, Castro is swept into power." "When the Eisenhower administration frustrates Castro's desire to build the most powerful army in Latin America, he turns to the Soviet Union and joins the communist camp." "As Cuba's prime minister Castro challenges a succession of American presidents and exasperates officials in Moscow, gaining the world's attention during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the 1962 Missile Crisis - events freshly viewed here. His economic ambitions race beyond reality: to produce more milk than the Netherlands and finer cheeses than France, to run the capitalist sugar producers out of business. Some of his projects succeed. Schools and hospitals are built; illiteracy is ended. More fail, and the revolution turns on its own, when former comrades, as well as leading writers and intellectuals, are jailed. Ultimately, the collapse of the Soviet Union makes manifest the extent of his failures. No longer able to promise a Marxist paradise on earth, Fidel Castro has, in the author's words, "become irrelevant."" "In its breadth and drama, Fidel Castro is more than the story of one ambitious man steering his nation on a dangerous and doomed course. It is also a parable of a small country caught up in the throes of international rivalries and world revolution."--Jacket
When you come home : a wartime courtship in letters, 1941-45( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair of honor : Woodrow Wilson and the occupation of Veracruz by Robert E Quirk( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexican revolution, 1914-1915; the Convention of Aguascalientes by Robert E Quirk( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexican Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1910-1929 by Robert E Quirk( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico by Robert E Quirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico's early history is marked by violent rebellion, social upheaval, and meagre progress. By contrast, twentieth-century Mexico has successfully embarked on a path of peaceful revolution which has the Gross National Product as its hero instead of the traditional villa of zapata. This is an account of Mexico's often stormy growth from semifeudal states to a modern united nation
Ka si chu : gu ba gong dang qiang ren by Kui er ke( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La revolución mexicana, 1914-1915 by Robert E Quirk( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidel by Kevin Cooper( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven van de Cubaanse leider Fidel Castro
Fidel & Che( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fidel Castro se fait remarquer par une opposition au régime dictatorial du président Fulgencio Batista qu'il juge inféodé aux Etats-Unis. En juillet 1953, il tente une première fois de renverser le régime de Batista. En 1956, il part pour le Mexique où il rencontre Ernesto Che Guevara avec lequel il affine son projet. Le 20 juillet 1958, Fidel Castro est proclamé 'commandant en chef du Front révolutionnaire démocratique'."
An affair of honor by Robert E Quirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexican Revolution, 1914-1915: the Convention of Aguascalientes by Robert E Quirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexican revolution, 1914-1915 by Robert E Quirk( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guba gong dang jiang ren Kasichu = Fidel Castro : the full story of his rise to power, his regime, his allies, and his adversaries by Robert E Quirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mckay by Robert E Quirk( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quanah, a & p r co by Robert E Quirk( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peninsula prouduce exchange by Robert E Quirk( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagbog fra en revolution ¡Fidel!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2002 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexiko by Robert E Quirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fidel Castro
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When you come home : a wartime courtship in letters, 1941-45An affair of honor : Woodrow Wilson and the occupation of VeracruzThe Mexican Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1910-1929
Alternative Names
Quirk, Robert E.

Robert E. Quirk American historian

Robert E. Quirk Amerikaans historicus (-2009)

Robert E. Quirk amerikanischer Historiker

Robert E. Quirk historiador estatunidenc

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