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The Struggle Begins: The Unbroken Circle Series, Book I
     

The Struggle Begins: The Unbroken Circle Series, Book I

by Victor Andres Triay
 
Havana, Cuba, 1960. The euphoria following the nation's successful Revolution the previous year has waned among large sectors of the population. Cuba's new leader, Fidel Castro, after having promised to restore democracy to the troubled island, is forcibly dragging the country down the road to Communist dictatorship. As an ominous, Stalinist cloud begins to envelop

Overview

Havana, Cuba, 1960. The euphoria following the nation's successful Revolution the previous year has waned among large sectors of the population. Cuba's new leader, Fidel Castro, after having promised to restore democracy to the troubled island, is forcibly dragging the country down the road to Communist dictatorship. As an ominous, Stalinist cloud begins to envelop the country, democratic forces launch an anti-government insurgency with the hope of saving Cuba from the totalitarian darkness that threatens her.
The Unbroken Circle series is the story of the fictional León family, whose peaceful, middle class existence is swept suddenly into a tempest of warfare, betrayal, and separation during the early years of the Cuban Revolution. Told with the heart-pounding suspense of a Cold War saga and the poignancy of a family drama, The Struggle Begins sets the stage for The Unbroken Circle series with electrifying power.

From Reader Reviews:
"The Struggle Begins" is a thrilling historical novel that cannot be put down . . ."

"The characters are so real that you can almost touch them."

"The Struggle Begins" is presented to the readers in a scenario that combines the reality of Cuba in 1960 with fictional characters to make a fascinating novel."

"Caught right away in the drama of a Cuban family in the midst of their struggles with Castro's revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482013153
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/02/2013
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
471,471
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Victor Andres Triay, Ph.D., was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban exile parents. He has been a history professor at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, since 1992. His first historical work, Fleeing Castro, was the first book to explore the early 1960s program that brought over 14,000 Cuban children to the United States as unaccompanied refugees. His second book, Bay of Pigs, was the recipient of the 2001 Samuel Proctor Oral History Prize.
In July 2013, Triay entered the world of historical fiction with his book, The Struggle Begins, Book I of the three-book series entitled The Unbroken Circle. Book II, Freedom Betrayed, and Book III, On Freedom's Shores, are scheduled to be released, respectively, in late 2013 and in 2014.
Triay resides in Middletown, Connecticut, with his wife, Emilia, and their three children, Victor Andres, Jr., Gabriela Elena, and Francisco Xavier.

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