Fulgencio Batista: From Revolutionary to Strongman: 1
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Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5. Preview this item Preview this item. And yet, until now, there has been no objective biography written about him. In this book, the first of two volumes, Frank Argote-Freyre provides a full and balanced portrait of this historically shadowed figure. Drawing on an extensive review of Cuban newspapers, government records, memos, oral history interviews, and a selection of Batista's personal documents, Argote-Freyre moves beyond simplistic caricatures to uncover the real man-one with strengths and weak.
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Print version: Argote-Freyre, Frank. Home About Help Search. Argote-Freyre also uses Batista as an interpretive prism to review an entire era that is usually ignored by scholars - the Republican period of Cuban history. Bringing together global and local events, he considers the significance and relationship of the worldwide economic depression, the beginnings of World War II, and in Cuba, the Revolution of , the expansion of the middle class, and the gradual development of democratic institutions. Fulgencio Batista and most of Cuba's past prior to the Revolution of has been lost in the historical mists.
Cuba had a rich and fascinating history before the Marxist Revolution and the reign of Fidel Castro. This captivating and long-overdue book uncovers it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 03, Lucy Shiels rated it really liked it. This biography of the relatively unknown, when compared to Castro, Cuban revolutionary leader offers a critical look at his first forays into revolutionary activities and his leadership of the Cuban military and the government up until his presidential victory in