The Strategic Victory
The War Against Batista In The Sierra Maestra
Ocean Publishes, Latin American Studies
Paperback, Ed: 01, 2012, 9780987077905
AUD $36.32 ex, AUD $39.95 inc
Not Yet Published, at: 18 May 2013 18:00
Here at last is the first volume in Fidel Castro's long-awaited memoir, a project he has been working on since he retired from public office in 2006. Opening with an extensive chapter on his childhood and youth, this is Fidel Castro's never before published account of the guerrilla movement that led to the Cuban revolution in 1959. Besides being a lively and absorbing memoir and the most authoritative history of the period, this is also destined to be a classic of military history. A keen student of great military tacticians, Fidel led 3000 young guerrillas who pitted themselves General Batista's 10,000 troops that were supported and trained by the United States. Including 270 pages of photos and color maps, as well as facsimiles of key documents, this is an unprecedented source of documentary material.