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The Inevitable Battle

Reports, interviews, and 46 pages of photos from Cuban archives.

Format: Paper

359 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2009

Publisher: Editorial Capitán San Luis

ISBN: 978-9-59211-337-4

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The Inevitable Battle

From the Bay of Pigs to Playa Girón

By Juan Carlos Rodríguez, 

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The US-led invasion of Cuba in April 1961 was defeated in 66 hours by militia battalions composed of worker and peasant volunteers, along with soldiers from the Cuban armed forces. Cuban historian Juan Carlos Rodríguez explains that the failure of the attack on Playa Giron was not due to poor...

“Inevitable Battle reads like an adventure story, with plenty of human interest. Militia volunteers, charcoal burners, and crocodile hunters in Zapata Swamp; farmers in the Escambray; secret agents of State Security–they all become real people with names, stories, and motivations. Rodríguez helps us understand the rapid and radical changes occurring inside Cuba in 1959 and 1960, introducing us to real people who lived through this process, including some who hated it and a good deal more who defended it.” —H-Net

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