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Soldier of the Cuban Revolution

Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, photos, index, maps.

Format: Paper

202 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2011

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-1-60488-031-1

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The author recounts his experiences over five decades of the revolution. From a teenage combatant in the clandestine struggle and 1956–58 war that brought down the US-backed dictatorship, to serving three times as a leader of the Cuban volunteer forces that helped Angola defeat the army of white-supremacist South Africa,...

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