Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Castro and the Cuban Revolution

by Thomas M. Leonard
     
 

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Fidel Castro's triumphant march into Havana on January 8, 1959 signaled the end to Cuba's old order and the beginning of a new era. This one-stop guide to the Cuban revolution analyzes Castro's drive to oust Cuban dicatator Fulgencio Batista. The reader will gain an understanding of the revolt and its causes and consequences. Two additional chapters examine Castro's

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Fidel Castro's triumphant march into Havana on January 8, 1959 signaled the end to Cuba's old order and the beginning of a new era. This one-stop guide to the Cuban revolution analyzes Castro's drive to oust Cuban dicatator Fulgencio Batista. The reader will gain an understanding of the revolt and its causes and consequences. Two additional chapters examine Castro's efforts to pursue an independent foreign policy and an analysis of the ever-changing characteristics of the Cuban-American community and its relationship to the homeland. A variety of selected documents supplement the main points of each chapter.

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A narrative history of the revolution and regime, supported by biographical sketches and primary documents. First considers the period from the triumph of the revolution in 1953 to the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, then looks back at the historical roots, and concludes with a review of the country since 1961. Includes a critically annotated bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313091452
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Series:
Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

THOMAS M. LEONARD is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the International Studies Program at the University of North Florida. He is the author of seven books on Latin America, including Guide to Central American Collections in the United States (Greenwood, 1994). His area of specialization is U.S.-Central American relations.

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