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Inside the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground

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ISBN-10: 0674016122

ISBN-13: 9780674016125

Edition: 2002

Authors: Julia E. Sweig

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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 only scholar inside or outside of Cuba allowed access to the complete collection in the Cuban Council of State's Office of Historic Affairs--she details the ideological, political, and strategic debates between Castro's mountain-based guerrilla movement and the urban revolutionaries in Havana, Santiago, and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Jean E. Rhodes is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Julia E. Sweig is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Latin America Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

List of Maps and Illustrations
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
About the Research