Cuban Revolution Reader

A documentary history of Fidel Castro's Revolution

Edited by Julio García Luis

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The Cuban revolution was one of the defining moments of the 20th century, its influence reaching far beyond the shores of the tiny Caribbean island.

As Cuba marks the 50th anniversary of the 1959 overthrow of the Batista dictatorship, this book documents the turbulent history of Fidel Castro's revolution, from the euphoria of the early years to near economic collapse in the 1990s and finally the Cuban leader's decision to step down in 2008.

The editor offers a critical examination of Cuba's decades-long relationship with the Soviet Union and the epilogue considers the prospects for the revolution without Fidel Castro.

Including a comprehensive chronology and index, this is an essential resource for scholars and others.

The editor's introduction takes a critical look at Cuba's decades-long relationship with the Soviet Union and an epilogue considers the prospects for the revolution without Fidel Castro.

Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, this is an outstanding resource for scholars and all those interested in gaining an understanding of five decades of Cuban and Latin American history.

Cuba has lived a dramatic life with successes as well as failures. Alone and abandoned by all after the Soviet Union disappeared, it had to resist heroically some very hard years during which the United States intensified its economic and political aggression. Today Cuba forges a path to craft its own unique socialist system, rooted on its own historical experience and with the active participation of its people.

—Ricardo Alarcón

390 pages | ISBN 978-1-920888-89-3