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Soldier of the Cuban Revolution : from the cane fields of Oriente to general of the Revolutionary Armed Forces

Author: Luis Alfonso Zayas; Mary-Alice Waters
Publisher: New York : Pathfinder, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Luis Alfonso Zayas, a general in the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, recounts his experiences over five decades in the Cuban Revolution. From a teenage combatant in the clandestine struggle and 1956-58 war that brought down the US-backed dictatorship, to serving three times as a leader of the Cuban volunteer forces that helped Angola defeat an invasion by the army of white-supremacist South Africa, Zayas tells  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Luis Alfonso Zayas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Alfonso Zayas; Mary-Alice Waters
ISBN: 9781604880311 1604880317
OCLC Number: 696096557
Notes: Includes glossary of individuals, organizations, and events (pages 169-189).
Description: 202 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Cuba before the revolution --
Fighting to overthrow the Batista dictatorship --
Solder of the revolution --
Defending Angola's sovereignty --
Glossary of individuals, organizations and events.
Responsibility: Luis Alfonso Zayas ; [edited by Mary-Alice Waters].

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"Luis Alfonso Zayas, a general in the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, recounts his experiences over five decades in the Cuban Revolution. From a teenage combatant in the clandestine struggle and 1956-58 war that brought down the US-backed dictatorship, to serving three times as a leader of the Cuban volunteer forces that helped Angola defeat an invasion by the army of white-supremacist South Africa, Zayas tells how he and other ordinary men and women in Cuba changed the course of history and, in the process, transformed themselves as well."--Publisher's description.

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