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The Resource Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet

Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet

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Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history
Title
Cuba libre!
Title remainder
Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history
Statement of responsibility
Tony Perrottet
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Historian and travel writer Tony Perrottet chronicles the events of the Cuban Revolution and the figures at the center of the guerrilla uprising: Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. Most people are familiar with the general timeline of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1958: It was led by two of the 20th century's most iconic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation's US-backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Castro's rule. But less is commonly remembered about the amateur nature of the upstart movement, or the lives of its players. In this wildly entertaining and meticulously researched account, Tony Perrottet unravels the human drama behind history's most improbable revolution: a scruffy handful of self-taught revolutionaries--many of them kids just out of college, literature majors, art students and young lawyers, and including a number of women--defeated 40,000 professional soldiers to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Libre's deep dive into the revolution reveals fascinating details: How did Fidel's highly organized lover Celia Sanchez whip the male guerrillas into shape? Who were the two dozen American volunteers who joined the Cuban rebels? How do you make lethal land mines from condensed milk cans -- or, for that matter, cook chorizo à la guerrilla (sausage guerrilla-style)? Cuba Libre is an entertaining look back at a liberation movement that captured the imagination of the world with its spectacular drama, foolhardy bravery, tragedy, and, sometimes, high comedy--and that set the stage for a buildup of Cold War tension that became a pivotal moment in history"--
  • "A pop-history account of the Cuban Revolution"--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrottet, Tony
Dewey number
972.9106/40922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1788
LC item number
.P474 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Guevara, Che
  • Cuba
Label
Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Fidelmania -- The Cuban "Madness". DIY revolution -- The curse of San Juan Hill -- Fulgencio Versus Fidel -- The misfire heard around the world -- Island of Lost Souls -- Fellow travelers -- Waiting for Fidel -- The Cruise of the Granma -- "Now we've won the war" -- The amateur guerrillas. The kindness of strangers -- First blood -- Back from the dead -- Havana vice -- "The bitter days" -- The revolution will be televised -- Baptisms of fire -- Scenes from the "free zone" -- Revolution on $300 a day -- Love in the time of diarrhea -- Revolutionary road. Fiestas in wartime -- "The fuck-up" -- Sierra Shangri-la -- Operation "End of Fidel" -- Raul goes rogue -- The comeback -- Women in uniform -- Hurricane season -- Have gun, will travel: the Gringo Guerrillas -- The lightning campaign -- Honeymoon with Che -- Compąero versus mafiosi -- In (Cuba) like Flynn -- The caravan of victory -- Days of rum and roses -- Epilogue: Last kids on the bloc
Control code
sky293686320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780735218161
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 02/19
Other physical details
black & white plates;
Label
Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Fidelmania -- The Cuban "Madness". DIY revolution -- The curse of San Juan Hill -- Fulgencio Versus Fidel -- The misfire heard around the world -- Island of Lost Souls -- Fellow travelers -- Waiting for Fidel -- The Cruise of the Granma -- "Now we've won the war" -- The amateur guerrillas. The kindness of strangers -- First blood -- Back from the dead -- Havana vice -- "The bitter days" -- The revolution will be televised -- Baptisms of fire -- Scenes from the "free zone" -- Revolution on $300 a day -- Love in the time of diarrhea -- Revolutionary road. Fiestas in wartime -- "The fuck-up" -- Sierra Shangri-la -- Operation "End of Fidel" -- Raul goes rogue -- The comeback -- Women in uniform -- Hurricane season -- Have gun, will travel: the Gringo Guerrillas -- The lightning campaign -- Honeymoon with Che -- Compąero versus mafiosi -- In (Cuba) like Flynn -- The caravan of victory -- Days of rum and roses -- Epilogue: Last kids on the bloc
Control code
sky293686320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780735218161
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 02/19
Other physical details
black & white plates;

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