I Embrace You With All My Revolutionary Fervor by Ernesto Che Guevara

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This collection of letters from throughout Guevara's life--many translated into English for the first time here-- reveal previously unknown facets of the famous revolutionary. Meticulously edited by María del Carmen Ariet García and Disamis Arcia Muñoz, the volume takes us from before and during Guevara's famous Motorcycle Diaries trip to within a few weeks of his death; in every period, his deep and consistent love for the masses is evident.

I Embrace You With All My Revolutionary Fervor: Letters 1947-1967 (The Che Guevara Library) By Ernesto Che Guevara, Maria del Carmen Ari Garcia (Editor), Disamis Arcia Munoz (Editor), Aleida Guevara (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644212448
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 1st, 2023

Cuba, by Ada Ferrer

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When Americans today talk about Cuba, they often bring up Fidel Castro or the state of the island's current government. But as Ferrer writes in her Pulitzer Prize-winning history, the United States had its hands in Cuba long before the country's revolution rebuffed their influence. Her narrative tells the story of a country that has spent the past several decades fighting for the right to self-determination among changing political tides; this is also the story of the United States, where the question of Cuba may really be about the way the US perceives its own history.

Cuba (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): An American History By Dr. Ada Ferrer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154560
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Published: Scribner - June 28th, 2022

Give Me Liberty, by David E. Hoffman

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Veteran journalist David E. Hoffman, author of three previous acclaimed books that drew on his extensive knowledge of Russia, shifts focus to Cuba in Give Me Liberty, but the story still involves a consequential and inspiring struggle against authoritarian rule. Oswaldo Paya was for years a leading voice of opposition to Fidel Castro’s dictatorship and formed a pro-democracy movement. He died in a mysterious car crash a decade ago. Hoffman’s account of Paya’s life is not only a richly detailed tale of individual courage, principle, and persistence, but also a penetrating examination of where motivation and determination to be free come from in people, what drives individuals in oppressive societies to assert themselves, and what it takes to secure liberties the rest of us often take for granted.

Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and his Daring Quest for a Free Cuba By David E. Hoffman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982191191
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022