Cuba 1952-1959: The True Story Of Castro's Rise To Power
Author Manuel Márquez-Sterling writes about Fidel Castro and his revolution from direct personal experience, as a historian with broad and deep knowledge of 50s Cuba. The author knew and had contact with many of the historical figures in the book's pages. His penetrating analysis of the public and behind-the-scenes events clears the fog and shatters myths to reveal the real story of the Cuban Revo...
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Kleiopatria Digital Press (October 14, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1075668
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“For those of us who had the misfortune to leave Cuba as teenagers in 1960 this book brings to life the historical sequences and the infamous political players who brought the downfall of the Cuban republic. Cuba's tumultuous history of the years 195...”
ution. The book explains how Castro came to power through the convergence of rabid partisanship, radical student politics, media bias, and venal politicians who placed self interest ahead of preserving democracy. Facing a constitutional crisis, these parties espoused "the end justifies the means", embracing political gangsterism and eschewing negotiations with political opponents- resulting in a power vacuum Castro exploited to seize power. Masterful propaganda cast Castro as pro-democracy hero, avoiding scrutiny of his plans for a totalitarian state under his control.