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Raúl Castro and Cuba : a military story

Author: H P Klepak
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Studies of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the military life of the longest serving minister of defense of any country in recent times. While the picture that often emerges of Raul Castro is that of a colorless younger brother of Fidela product essentially of that grander figure--this book analyzes Raul Castro as a man of his own, a politician and an impressive military commander and organizer, as well as a highly original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Klepak, H.P.
Raúl Castro and Cuba.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011052912
(OCoLC)769987232
Named Person: Raúl Castro; Raúl Castro; Raúl Castro; Raúl Castro
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H P Klepak
ISBN: 9781137043115 1137043113 9780230340749 0230340741
OCLC Number: 802886606
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 161 pages).
Contents: Youth, soldier, officer, first command --
Minister but nonetheless a soldier --
We'll Have to Think Again : the '80s and the weakening of the Soviet Connection --
The Special Period for Raúl, the FAR and Cuba --
Partial Recuperation and Last Years as Minister --
A Military Man as President --
A Revolutionary Soldier and "His" Revolutionary Defence System --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Studies of the Americas.
Responsibility: Hal Klepak.

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