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Marianas in Combat

Foreword by Juan Almeida Bosque, introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, 20-page photo section plus additional photos, map, glossary, notes, index. Now with enlarged type.

Format: Paper

115 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2003

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-957-7

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Teté Puebla and the Mariana Grajales Women's Platoon in Cuba's Revolutionary War 1956-58

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Brigadier General Teté Puebla, the highest-ranking woman in Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, joined the struggle to overthrow the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1956, when she was fifteen years old.   This is her story—from clandestine action in the cities, to serving as an officer in the victorious Rebel...

“Puebla's compelling personal life story is complemented throughout by an assortment of visual materials; including maps, excerpts from correspondence between members of the July 27 Movement, and photos of significant historical figures…. [F]or undergraduate Latin American History and Women's Studies survey courses.”—Cuban Studies

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