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Inside the Cuban Revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground

Author: Julia Sweig
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a close study of the fifteen months from November 1956 to July 1958, when the urban underground leadership was dominant, Sweig examines the debate between the two groups over whether to wage guerrilla warfare in the countryside or armed insurrection in the cities, and is the first to document the extent of Castro's cooperation with the llano. She unveils the essential role of the urban underground, led by such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweig, Julia.
Inside the Cuban Revolution.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)656551519
Named Person: Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sweig
ISBN: 0674008480 9780674008489 0674016122 9780674016125
OCLC Number: 48857627
Awards: Winner of Herbert Feis Award 2003
Nominated for John E. Fagg Prize 2003
Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2003
Nominated for Bryce Wood Book Award 2002
Nominated for Arthur Ross Book Award 2003
Nominated for J. David Greenstone Book Prize 2003
Nominated for Bolton-Johnson Prize 2003
Nominated for William E. Colby Award 2004
Description: xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: history, mythology, and revolution --
"Tactics in politics and tactics in revolution are not the same" --
The Sierra Manifesto --
"We had to act a bit dictatorially" --
Defining opposition unity on the ground --
Fear and loathing in Miami --
Taming the politiqueros in exile --
With friends like these, who needs enemies? --
Total war? --
The Golden Age of the Llano --
The arms race --
Politics and popular insurrection --
"Bordering on chaos" --
Picking up the pieces --
Unity: "Like a magic word" --
The Pact of Caracas --
Hasta La Victoria! --
Epilogue: transitions then and now.
Other Titles: Cuban Revolution
Responsibility: Julia E. Sweig.
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Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Castro and Guevara and restores to a central position the  Read more...

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After so many books on the Cuban Revolution, it might seem impossible to shed new light on one of the key moments in the twentieth century. Yet Julia Sweig manages to do so in this remarkable tour de Read more...

 
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