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Inside the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground by Julia E. Sweig

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Revolutions & coups,
  • 20th century,
  • History - General History,
  • Cuba,
  • Underground movements,
  • Revolution, 1959,
  • History: World,
  • Caribbean & West Indies - General,
  • Revolutionary,
  • History / Caribbean & West Indies,
  • Latin America - Mexico,
  • 1933-1959,
  • Attitudes,
  • Guerrillas,
  • History,
  • Movimiento Revolucionario 26 de Julio,
  • Revolutionaries

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7670741M
ISBN 100674008480
ISBN 109780674008489

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Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the Llano. Granted unprecedented access to the classified records of Castro’s 26th of July Movement’s underground operatives—the. Book Description Harvard University Press 10/25/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller/5(35).   Inside the Cuban Revolution book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban /5.   Inside the Cuban Revolution Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device cturer: Harvard University Press MA

Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the Llano. Granted unprecedented access to the classified records of Castro's 26th of July Movement's underground operatives--the only. "A unique book in the historiography of the Cuban Revolution. Avoiding approaches common to [scholars] inside and outside the island, Guerra places herself in that rare space defined by a commitment to truth, at a time of generalized skepticism reinforced by post-structuralist unbelief.   Críticas. 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 claims that the full history of the revolution has yet to be written, but her book makes an impressive contribution to this effort by painting a new and more realistic picture of the /5(3). Inside the Cuban Revolution confirms what many had long suspected: the 'official story' of twelve bearded, daring guerrillas bringing down a hideous dictatorship never happened. Without the urban underground there would have been no victory. In this important book, Julia Sweig sets the record straight and raises fundamental questions about revolutionary movements in Latin America since Reviews: 3.

Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground Julia E. Sweig Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the.   "Inside the Cuban Revolution" by Julia E. Sweig, senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin American program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), is a greatly disappointing book. For one thing, the book is too narrow in scope and breadth as well as in covering the period under study. 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 leadership of the Llano. Granted unprecedented access to the classified records of Castro's 26th of July Movement's underground operatives--the only scholar inside or outside of Cuba allowed. Inside the Cuban Revolution confirms what many had long suspected: the 'official story' of twelve bearded, daring guerrillas bringing down a hideous dictatorship never happened. Without the urban.