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A Short History Of Revolutionary Cuba

Author : Antoni Kapcia
ISBN : 9781786736475
Genre : History
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Few island nations have stirred the soul like Cuba. From Hemingway's intoxicating Havana to Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club, outsiders have persistently been fascinated by Cuba for its music (jazz to rumba), its rich literature, its art and dance (danzón to mambo) and perhaps above all for its bold experiment of a socialist revolution in action. Antoni Kapcia shows how the thaw in relations between Cuba and the USA now makes a fresh appraisal of the country and its modern history essential. He authoritatively explores the 'essence' of the Cuban revolution, revealing it to be a maverick phenomenon tied not so much to socialism or Communism for their own sakes but instead to an idealistic vision of postcolonial nationalism. Reassessing the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the author examines the central personalities: not just the famous trio of Che Guevara, Fidel and Raúl Castro in shaping the ideas of the revolution but, still further back, the visionary ideology of José Martí. Kapcia's book reflects on the future of the revolution as aúl nd his government began to cede power to a new generation.

Cuba

Author : Antoni Kapcia
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173007681501
Genre : History
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As spiritual home of Che Guevara and arch-enemy of the United States for more than forty years, Cuba exerts a powerful hold over people's imaginations. The Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro, have survived invasion, repeated external and internal crisis, and most astonishingly, economic collapse and political isolation. What is at the root of the continuity and success of the 'Revolution' and in what sense can it be termed a 'revolution'? This book is the first in-depth study of Cuba to examine its history and revolutionary transformation through the evolution of ideology and myth. Music, political campaigns, street and media propaganda, literature, cinema, and drama have served to establish a cubanista tradition, supported by powerful myths such as Che Guevara and José Martí, the New Man, youth, and an Afro-Cuban identity.Challenging preconceptions and conventional wisdoms about Cuba and its leadership, this book presents a remarkable portrait of the distinctive history of the island's culture. The interplay of history, revolutionary action, and ideology through myth and collective experience make this book essential reading for Cuban scholars, Latin American and US historians, political analysts and those generally interested in the history and future of Cuban political culture.

Reminiscences Of The Cuban Revolutionary War

Author : Ernesto Che Guevara
ISBN : 9781644211083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Che's indelible account of the Cuban revolutionary war, the source of Che: Part 1, the 2008 film by Steven Soderbergh, starring Benicio del Toro After a long pre-history, the actual Cuban revolutionary war itself only lasted, incredibly, a little over two years, from Dec 2, 1956, to January 1, 1959--from the disastrous first battle, in which three-quarters of the expeditionary force of 82 revolutionaries that traveled to Cuba on the Granma were killed, to total victory at the beginning of January 1959. And there is no better account of the war than this little book by guerilla leader Che Guevara, assembled by Che from his campaign diary, first published in 1963, later corrected and edited by Che, and published here finally in an authoritative edition that not only includes Che's corrections, but also, in Part 2 a number of short essays and articles published by Che in those early years after the revolution's triumph. As always, Che's writing is intimate, searching, and self-critical. Written, like The Motorcycle Diaries, mostly in diary form, Reminiscences is "more distinctive, refined" in style as his daughter Aleida Guevara notes in her foreword, but still with Che's "early sparkle and dynamism." Having initially joined the Cuban expedition as troop doctor, Che describes his dilemma in having to choose between a backpack of medicines and a box of ammunition (he chose the box of ammunition). Within months, he is promoted to guerrilla commander. In another justly famous chapter of the book, "The Murdered Puppy," Che describes how he had to give the order to have a puppy killed. Throughout Reminiscences, the sweep of history and matters of life and death are rendered in small and intimate ways. Originally published as a series of articles for Cuban papers, this thoroughly updated edition includes, for the first time, corrections made by Che himself to the first published edition, a foreword by Che's daughter Aleida Guevara, and 32 pages of photos and maps of the guerrilla campaign.

Cuba Libre

Author : Paul J. Dosal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114415693
Genre : History
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As a work intended as concise supplementary reading for undergraduates, in the general pattern of Harlan Davidson’s American and European History Series, Paul Dosal’s Cuba Libre is a smashing success—relating the fascinating history of the island nation in 150 pages of lively narrative—one that will set the tone for the volumes to follow. In its selection of facts and figures and steadily paced storyline, this succinct history of Cuba, from first contact with Europeans to the present, will appeal to students and instructors alike as interesting and informative reading for the Latin American and World History surveys, as well as specialized courses in Cuban history of Latin American-U.S. relations.

A Short History Of Latin America

Author : Benjamin Keen
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173018461766
Genre : Latin America
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A Short History Of Latin America

Author : Benjamin Keen
ISBN : MINN:31951D01974169Q
Genre : Latin America
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Film And History In Revolutionary Cuba 1965 1970

Author : John Gerald Mraz
ISBN : UCSC:32106005680613
Genre : Cuba
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The Cuban Democratic Experience

Author : Charles D. Ameringer
ISBN : 0813017556
Genre : History
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"A serious attempt to explore the strengths and weaknesses of Cuba's Auténtico regime and its programs and failings in service of democracy. We can now see its legacy in the Batista and Castro eras."--Harold Dana Sims, University of Pittsburgh Charles Ameringer looks at eight unique years in Cuban history--1944 to 1952--that generally have been ignored by most commentators, and examines the cultural, economic, political, and social features of the era. Specialists divide the history of Cuba into three periods: the Plattist Republic (1902-1933); the Batista era (1933-1958); and the Cuban Revolution and Castro era (1959 to the present). Ameringer points out that this division glosses over the years when Cubans had a functioning democracy and, he contends, enjoyed a rare freedom of expression and an artistic flowering. These years comprised the administrations of Ramón Grau San Martín and Carlos Prío Socarrás, both freely elected leaders of the Cuban Revolutionary Party-Auténtico (PRC-A). They avowed their dedication to fulfill the goals of the Revolution of 1933 (economic liberation and social justice) but failed to live up to those expectations, and their governments ultimately were marked by corruption and violence. Without attempting to rehabilitate the Auténticos entirely, Ameringer probes the Cuban consciousness in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Cuban democracy during this special period. He concludes that the Auténticos eventually lost the respect of the people, and, despite significant reforms, their administrations led to the return to power of the opportunistic Fulgencio Batista. Although written in a readable style, this book offers serious, solid analyses of key developments that fill major gaps in the current understanding of the circles of power in prerevolutionary Cuba. Charles D. Ameringer, professor emeritus of Latin American history, Pennsylvania State University, is the author of The Caribbean Legion: Patriots, Politicians, Soldiers of Fortune, 1946-1950 and The Democratic Left in Exile: The Antidictatorial Struggle in the Caribbean, 1945-1959.

The Cuban Policy Of The United States

Author : Lester D. Langley
ISBN : UOM:39015012435445
Genre : Cuba
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Om USA's udenrigspolitik overfor Cuba fra 1500-tallet til 1960erne

Secret Report On The Cuban Revolution

Author : Carlos Alberto Montaner
ISBN : LCCN:79066428
Genre : Cuba
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A Short History Of The World

Author : Alʹbert Zakharovich Manfred
ISBN : UVA:X000823339
Genre : World history
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Fidel Castro

Author : Volker Skierka
ISBN : 0745630065
Genre : History
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Fidel Castro is one of the most interesting and controversial personalities of our time – he has become a myth and an icon. He was the first Cuban Caudillo – the man who freed his country from dependence on the USA and who lead his people to rediscover their national identity and pride. Castro has outlived generations of American presidents and Soviet leaders. He has survived countless assassination attempts by the CIA, the Mafia, and Cubans living in exile. He has become one of the greatest politicians of the 20th Century. His biography, and the history of his country exemplify the tensions between East and West, North and South, rich and poor. As Castro's life draws to a close, the question as to what will become of Cuba is more important that ever. Will Castro open Cuba to economic reform and democratization, or stick to his old slogan socialism or death? In this remarkable, up-to-date reconstruction of Castro's life, Volker Skierka addresses these questions and provides an account of the economic, social, and political history of Cuba since Castro's childhood. He draws on a number of little-known sources, including material from the East German communist archives on Cuba, which were until recently inaccessible. This is an exciting, painstakingly researched, and authortiative account of the life of one of the most extraordinary political figures of our time.

A Short History Of The American Revolution

Author : James L. Stokesbury
ISBN : UOM:39015019828014
Genre : United States
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Traces the roots of the rebellion and the course of the Revolutionary War, with its major personalities, strategies, and campaigns

Cuba Today And Tomorrow

Author : Max Azicri
ISBN : 0813017564
Genre : History
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Covering the turbulent period of the 1990s, this book examines such issues as the impact on Cuba of the Soviet Union's collapse, the country's social malaise under economic scarcity, the reorganization of its economy, changes in its political system, problems in its relations with the United States, and the renaissance of Cuban religious life in the aftermath of the pope's visit. Azicri offers an objectively researched study that addresses many of the assumptions made by partisan participants. Demonstrating how Cuba's ongoing reform process has allowed it to avoid the fate of other Soviet bloc regimes, he maintains that Havana has continually reinvented the nature of Cuban socialism. Drawing on original sources and scholarly studies from Cuba, the United States, and elsewhere, he argues that a more restrained and limited socialism is suitable to today's Cuba and explains why such a system probably will prevail beyond Castro.

Cuba

Author : David Stanley
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173022530352
Genre : Cuba
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Despite years of political isolation, Cuba is the second-most visited Caribbean destination. Until now there has been little information for independent travellers, so visitors have rarely been able to get beyond the well-trodden trails to reach the heart of this spectacular island. Lonely Planet's long-awaited Cuba, written by veteran travel writer David Stanley, provides detailed information on the luxury resorts, off-the-beaten track destinations, and everywhere in between.

Where The Boys Are

Author : Van Gosse
ISBN : 0860916901
Genre : History
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The ignominious failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 marked the culmination of a curious episode at the height of the Cold War. At the end of the fifties, restless and rebellious youth, avant-garde North American intellectuals, old leftists, and even older liberals found inspiration in the images and achievements of Fidel Castro’s revolutionary guerrillas. Fidelismo swept across the US, as young North Americans sought to join the 26th of July Movement in the Sierra Maestra. Drawing equally on cultural and political materials, from James Dean and Desi Arnaz to C. Wright Mills and Studies on the Left, Gosse explains how the peculiar conjuncture of 1950s America produced the first great Third World solidarity movement, the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, which became a locus for the New Left emerging from the ashes of Kennedy’s New Frontier. Where the Boys Are captures the strange essence of that much-abused decade, the 1950s, at once demonstrating the perfidy of Cold War American liberal opinion towards Cuba and its revolution while explaining why Fidel and his compañeros made such appealing idols for the young, the restless, and the politically adventurous.

The Longman Handbook Of World History Since 1914

Author : Chris Cook
ISBN : UOM:39015021515609
Genre : History
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A reference work for teachers and students of modern world history from 1914 to the late 1980s. It brings together chronological, statistical and tabular information and covers not only political and diplomatic events but the broader fields of social and economic history.

Cuba

Author : Louis A. Pérez (Jr.)
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019639998
Genre : History
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Lou Perez's Cuba has been a welcome addition to the Cuban history course since it first appeared, and has solidified its place as the leading choice among teachers of modern Cuban history. Perez now updates his renowned book in the third edition with major events over the last 9 years, highlighting important scholarship of the past decade.

Cuba Castro And The United States

Author : Philip W. Bonsal
ISBN : 9780822975939
Genre : History
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Bonsal combines his memoirs of his experiences in Havana with an analysis of the relationship between Cuba and the United States both during the Batista and Castro regimes and during the earlier history of the Cuban Republic. His discussion of Castro's personality is incisive, portraying the Maximum Leader's increasing animosity toward the United States until the final break-off of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Bonsal's observations of Castro and the sociopolitical climate in Cuba are perhaps the most incisive and accurate of any to date on the subject. All the events from the Revolution to the termination of diplomatic relations are discussed. Of particular interest are Bonsal's accounts of his attempt to find a basis for a rational relationship between the United States and Castro's Revolution, the rejection of that attempt by Castro, and the abandonment by Washington of the policy of nonintervention in Cuban affairs which the Ambassador had advocated. Finally, in an evaluation of future relations between the two countries, Bonsal analyzes some of the major problems of the coming years.

To Die In Cuba

Author : Louis A. Pérez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114148666
Genre : History
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Cuba's suicide rate is among the highest in the world. Perez provides an illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba from colonial times to the present, showing how the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed as historical circumstances changed.

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