Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Age, Position, Character, Destiny, Personality, and Ambition
  • 244 Pages
  • 4.23 MB
  • English
Transaction Publishers
American history, History, Cuba - History, History - General History, Politics/International Relations, Cuba, Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba, Revolutionary, Castro, Fidel, History / Latin America, Caribbean & West Indies - General, 1926-, 1959-, Castro, F
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL8198433M
ISBN 100887382355
ISBN 139780887382352

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August – 25 November ) was a Cuban communist revolutionary politician, a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist. Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from untilPrime Minister from to and then as President Awards: Nishan-e-Pakistan, The Fidel Castro Reader includes a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an extensive glossary and index as well as 24 pages of photos.

As the first anthology of Castro’s speeches to be published in English since the s, this is an essential resource for. If you are looking for a book on the Cuban Revolution that goes beyond the myths of Fidel Castro, this is a good place to start.

Sweig looks at the key roles that men and women from Cuba's urban areas played as a link between Castro's rebel forces and the rest of by: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

The life of Fidel Castro is inextricably bound up with the story of the Cuban Revo-lution. In modern times no revolutionary movement is more identified with a single person.

However, it would be a serious mistake to reduce the Cuban Revolution to the story of Fidel Castro. The Cuban Revolution (Spanish: Revolución cubana) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement and its allies against the military dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio revolution began in Julyand continued sporadically until the rebels finally ousted Batista on 31 Decemberreplacing his government with a Location: Cuba.

The Fidel Castro Reader includes a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an extensive glossary and index as well as 24 pages of photos. As the first anthology of Castro’s speeches to be published in English since the s, this is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers.

“Fidel’s devotion to the word is almost magical.”. The Cuban communist revolutionary and politician Fidel Castro took part in the Cuban Revolution from to Following on from his early life, Castro decided to fight for the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista's military junta by founding a paramilitary organisation, "The Movement".

In Julythey launched a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, during which many militants. The book, Vie et Mort de la Revolution Cubaine (Life and Death of the Cuban Revolution), written by Benigno, the nom de guerre of Colonel Dariel Alarcon Ramirez, has. Tony Perrottet talked about his book, Cuba Libre!:Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World discussed Fidel Castro’s.

A cleareyed sense of the young Fidel Castro, and his Social Democratic aspirations for Cuba, would provide a shot in the arm to the move. In her book, Council Senior Fellow Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the roles of Fidel Castro and Che.

Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution is not an apologia for past United States involvement in Cuban affairs. The author is severe in his judgments of such participation. Nor is he sparing in his sense of the betrayal of the original purposes of the Revolution of manifested in the character and policies of Fidel Castro.

The book only takes readers up toleaving the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and other critical events of Castro’s year rule for future installments.

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She opened it and saw the man she had been waiting for: Fidel Castro, the year-old leader of the Cuban revolution and one of America’s leading Cold War antagonists. The biography of Fidel Castro -- Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary-- by Jonathan Hansen is an interesting addition to writings on Castro, although even a cursory internet search will reveal an already vast had privileged access to personal letters of the young Castro while he was in prison.

A little before her death, Naty Revuelta, Castro’s lover and the Author: Kunal Chattopadhyay. Fidel Castro, Cuban political leader (–) who transformed his country into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere.

Castro became a symbol of communist revolution in Latin America. He served as premier until and then as president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez - her family, her people, her country.

Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. Get this from a library. Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. [Corinne J Naden; Rose Blue] -- A biography of the president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, discussing his revolutionary activities, and role as leader of his country since The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista Fidel Castro: A Captivating Guide to a Cuban Communist Revolutionary Who Served as the President of Cuba for Over 30 Years The themes of the history of Cuba are as /5(10).

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died a his brother Raul has announced. James Robbins looks back on his life. Fidel Castro was dictator of Cuba during the years of up until He took power after the Cuban Revolution.

He is a complicated character in history at best, with most of the world having differing views about his leadership style and political Author: April Ann McDermott.

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Fidel Castro orchestrated the Cuban Revolution and was the head of Cuba's government until Get this from a library. Castro and the Cuban Revolution. [Thomas M Leonard] -- A guide to the Cuban revolution that analyzes Fidel Castro's efforts to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista, discusses the Cuban revolt, its causes, and consequences, and examines Castro's efforts.

Fidel Castro (Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz) (fēdĕl´ käs´trō), –, Cuban revolutionary, premier of Cuba (–76), president of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers (–).As a student leader and lawyer, Castro opposed the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista y Jhe led an unsuccessful attack on an army post.

Review of "Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution" by Rafael Rojas Fidel Castro appears on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Ap (Associated Press).

ByAuthor: Carlos Lozada. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a revolutionary & politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba () & President (). He also served as the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces () & as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba ().4/5.

Cuban Revolution In Castro ran for a seat at Cuba's House of Representatives.

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However, that year General Fulgencio Batista overthrew the existing government and cancelled the elections. Castro began to organize a revolution. Fidel and his brother, Raul, tried to take over the government, but were captured and sent to prison.

For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the s to the present day.

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For more detailed information on Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, we highly recommend the Black Book of Communism and the works of Humberto Fontova. The Black Book of Communism. The course of Cuban music history shifted remarkably after the Fidel Castro-led Cuban Revolution ousted Fulgencio Batista in In the 40s and 50s, the island nation was internationally.

Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader. Of course, another analytical tradition, supported by the Cuban revolutionary government in the s and echoed by international Marxist observers like Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy, focused on the rank and file of Fidel Castro’s rebel army as a “peasant army,” and thus the Revolution itself as a “peasant revolution.” Even, however.