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

Perrottet, Tony, (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Blue Rider Press, 2019.
3 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 972.91 Perrottet (Text to Phone) In transit -
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) F 1788 P474 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction F 1788 .P474 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780735218161 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0735218161 (hardback)
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 -- CompÄ…ero versus mafiosi -- In (Cuba) like Flynn -- The caravan of victory -- Days of rum and roses -- Epilogue: Last kids on the bloc.
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. 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
"A pop-history account of the Cuban Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Perrottet, Tony. "Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history." New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, 2019.

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