Leadership in the Cuban Revolution: The Unseen Story

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$36.00 - $39.65
UPC:
9781780325255
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2014-09-11
Release Date:
2014-10-02
Author:
Antoni Kapcia
Language:
english

Product Overview

Much of the literature on the Cuban Revolution seem to be mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, an interpretation which has often prevented a deeper political understanding of the Revolution's underlying structures.

Here Anthony Kapcia offers a much-needed corrective to 'Fidel-centric' histories of the Cuban revolution, focusing instead on a wider cast of characters unknown to casual observers. Besides the more obvious contributions from Che Guevara and Ral Castro, each decade since has seen several key players involved in the processes of decision-making, often making a significant difference to the outcome of debates, decisions and definitions. As well as analysing their influence, Kapcia interprets their various roles within a wider process of nation-building, demonstrating that Cuba has undergone an unusual, if not unique, process of revolutionary corporatism.

Essential reading for anyone interested in Cuba's history and its future.

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