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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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. 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 and 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"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrottet, Tony
Dewey number
972.9106/40922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Guevara, Che
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Guevara, Che
  • Revolution (Cuba : 1959)
  • Cuba
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-359) and index
Control code
on1054260710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735218161
Lccn
2018045143
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1054260710
Label
Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history, Tony Perrottet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-359) and index
Control code
on1054260710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735218161
Lccn
2018045143
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1054260710

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