Soldier of the Cuban Revolution: From the cane fields of Oriente to General of the Revolutionary Armed Forces by Luis Alfonso ZayasSoldier of the Cuban Revolution: From the cane fields of Oriente to General of the Revolutionary Armed Forces by Luis Alfonso Zayas

Soldier of the Cuban Revolution: From the cane fields of Oriente to General of the Revolutionary…

byLuis Alfonso ZayasIntroduction byMary-Alice Waters

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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The author recounts his experiences over five decades of the revolution. From a teenage combatant in the clandestine struggle and 1956–58 war that brought down the US-backed dictatorship, to serving three times as a leader of the Cuban volunteer forces that helped Angola defeat the army of white-supremacist South Africa, Zayas tells how he and other ordinary men and women in Cuba changed the course of history and, in the process, transformed themselves as well. 

Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, photos, index, maps.
Title:Soldier of the Cuban Revolution: From the cane fields of Oriente to General of the Revolutionary…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Pathfinder PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604880317

ISBN - 13:9781604880311

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“With this firsthand account of his involvement from the front lines of the Cuban Revolution, Zayas captures the heady days of late 1958–early 1959.… [R]ecommended for libraries strong on history and current events, as well for popular collections on Latin America's social movements.”—Library Journal online review of the Spanish edition. “Telling his own life story of being a farm worker to leading armies, [Zayas] provides his own unique perspective on Cuba’s revolution and much more. A fascinating delve into history from another perspective,Soldier of the Cuban Revolution would do well in international history collections.”—Midwest Book Review The book’s strength rests … on Zayas’s ability to present an account of the revolution through the eyes of someone who played a significant role in its initiation and consolidation."—Bulletin of Latin American Research"The book is a valuable source as it retells a part of Cuba’s history rarely known in the US.… Recommended for public and academic libraries."—REFORMA Newsletter online review of the Spanish edition.