Based on interviews with Alfonso Zayas in 2007 and 2009 this volume recounts his involvement in the Cuban Revolution beginning as a teenager in the guerrilla forces' earliest battles in the Sierra Maestra and his subsequent career to become a general in the Cuban armed forces, including three voluntary tours of duty in Angola from 1976-1987, to his role as an influential leader in the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution today. The text provides lively narrative and interesting anecdotes about Zayas, Che, Castro and others as well as his own political insights. The work portrays revolutionary and post-revolutionary Cuba in an uncritically positive light, making this volume interesting, in an era of historical and political relativism, for its forthright pro-socialist narrative. The work is edited by Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder Press. Also available in Spanish asSoldado de la revolucion Cubana.
Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, photos, index, maps.
The book's strength rests...on Zayas's ability to present an account of the revolution through the eyes of someone who played a significant role in its initiation and consolidation.
The book is a valuable source as it retells a part of Cuba's history rarely known in the US.… Recommended for public and academic libraries. (online review of the Spanish edition)
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