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Inside the Cuban revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground

Author: Julia Sweig
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fidel Castro; Fidel Castro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sweig
ISBN: 0674016122 9780674016125 0674008480 9780674008489
OCLC Number: 56641399
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Maps and Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: History, Mythology, and Revolution 1. "Tactics in Politics and Tactics in Revolution Are Not the Same" 2. The Sierra Manifesto 3. "We Had to Act a Bit Dictatorially" 4. Defining Opposition Unity on the Ground 5. Fear and Loathing in Miami 6. Taming the Politiqueros in Exile 7. With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? 8. Total War? 9. The Golden Age of the Llano 10. The Arms Race 11. Politics and Popular Insurrection 12. "Bordering on Chaos" 13. Picking up the Pieces 14. Unity: "Like a Magic Word" 15. The Pact of Caracas 16. Hasta La Victoria! Epilogue: Transitions Then and Now About the Research Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Julia E. Sweig.

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Using original documentary sources from Cuban government archives, Sweig shows how the largely middle-class Cubans in the urban underground laid the groundwork for Castro's Rebel Army victory...Sweig Read more...

 
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