Inside the Cuban revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground (Book, 2004) []
skip to content
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, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2004 ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sweig
ISBN: 0674008480 9780674008489 0674016122 9780674016125
OCLC Number: 1091574196
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 páginas : fotografías en blanco y negro ; 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.


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...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.