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Inside the Cuban Revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground

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

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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sweig
ISBN: 0674016122 9780674016125 0674008480 9780674008489
OCLC Number: 1080801323
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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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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