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The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista

Written by: Captivating History
Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the remarkable history of an effort that should never have succeeded, then pay attention...

The first two chapters of this audiobook will provide a brief overview to the history of Cuba, giving depth and understanding to how the revolution came to be. After that, it will plunge into the lives of Batista, Castro, and Guevara, and tell the tale of the revolution.

It is a gripping story, the story of an impossible victory by a disadvantaged underdog who should never have won. It's a story about courage in the face of certain failure and utter determination against incredible odds.

And ultimately, it is a story about perseverance, about hope and courage, about never giving up. It's the story of the Cuban Revolution, and it is an incredible adventure.

In The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista, you will discover topics such as:

  • An overview of the history of Cuba
  • Becoming Sergeant Batista
  • The Sergeants' Revolt
  • Revolution Brews
  • MR-26-7
  • A Fateful Meeting
  • The Voyage of the Granma
  • Operation Verano and Victory
  • And much, much more!
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  • Gordy Siegel
  • 2020-03-13

Great Book

This book was written well. Gave all the important information without being verbose. Really enjoyed it and feel like I learned a lot of important facts that I really appreciate. Highly recommend.

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  • Marci B
  • 2019-04-25

Interesting history . . .

. . . I wouldn't call the book "captivating" history, but it was interesting. I'm a little bit obsessed with Cuba right now and found the historical information enlightening. The lovely citizens of Cuba have endured a lot of brutal regimes over the years. I sure hope that relations between US and Cuba normalize soon. (If we can be friends with a country like Saudi Arabia, we can certainly end the blockade against Cuba, right???)

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  • Zinger
  • 2019-01-10

Impressive


The book covers more than fifty years of relationship in detail, following the words and actions of many people. It's a must read for anyone trying to comprehend the issue.

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  • Alee
  • 2019-01-10

Great Description

The author is sympathetic to the Revolution but is prepared to notes its weaknesses and failures. A balanced perspective and good introduction to the topic for both university students and the general public.

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  • Mark
  • 2019-01-10

Simply Amazing

This book covered a lot of information about Cuba in all realms and gave me a lot of very helpful background information. At times was a bit laborious but a reasonable trade off for the good information it provided.

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  • Maria B
  • 2019-01-10

It is really good


Very well explained. I needed for my history class. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Alan K
  • 2019-01-10

Lovely

Thorough and comprehensive. A good analysis of Cuba's accomplishments and dilemmas. I recommend this book.

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  • H.Nathan
  • 2019-01-10

I Loved This Book


this book is very well written and is really good for students. I personally like how everything is simply explained. Also i found that this book contained allot of info about the topic but without being long and boring. Props to the writer.

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  • Ranjeet
  • 2019-01-09

Great

The book mainly describes the differences between the llano (that being the middle-class urban based revolutionaries) and the sierra (Castro-led guerillas in the mountains). It tries to assert the importance the llano, pointing out Frank Pais' role in the movement, the llano dealing with the Cuban exiles in Mexico City and Miami whom were affiliated with the traditional parties, etc.

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  • Courty
  • 2019-01-09

Great Book


The Hidden History shows that there was rather more to the revolution than that. Refreshingly free of sectarianism, this is highly recommended.