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The Resource Fulgencio Batista : from revolutionary to strongman, Frank Argote-Freyre, (electronic resource)

Fulgencio Batista : from revolutionary to strongman, Frank Argote-Freyre, (electronic resource)

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Fulgencio Batista : from revolutionary to strongman
Title
Fulgencio Batista
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from revolutionary to strongman
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Frank Argote-Freyre
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eng
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MiU
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Argote-Freyre, Frank
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This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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American Council of Learned Societies
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ACLS Humanities E-Book
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  • Batista y Zaldívar, Fulgencio
  • Presidents
  • Cuba
Summary expansion
"Second only to Fidel Castro, Batista is the most controversial leader in modern Cuban history. And yet, until now, there has been no objective biography written about him. Existing biographical literature either borders on hero worship or launches a series of attacks aimed at rejecting his entire legacy." "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 weaknesses and with a career marked by accomplishments as well as failures." "This volume focuses on Batista's role as a revolutionary leader and his image as a "strongman" in the years between 1933 and 1939. Through his study of Batista, the author is able to review an entire era that is frequently 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, the Cuban Revolution of 1933, the expansion of the Cuban middle class, and the nation's gradual development of democratic institutions." "Fulgencio Batista and most of Cuba's past prior to the Revolution of 1959 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 long-overdue book uncovers it."--BOOK JACKET
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Fulgencio Batista : from revolutionary to strongman, Frank Argote-Freyre, (electronic resource)
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  • Description based on t.p. screen of 2008-02-03
  • "This electronic book contains the following additional features not available in the print version: Links to external informational resources, 12 new images, 6 film clips, and an appendix of supplementary text"--Copyright and Permissions
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000159612
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unknown
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9780813537078
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(E-Book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000159612
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Mode of access: Intranet
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Electronic text and image data.
Label
Fulgencio Batista : from revolutionary to strongman, Frank Argote-Freyre, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Description based on t.p. screen of 2008-02-03
  • "This electronic book contains the following additional features not available in the print version: Links to external informational resources, 12 new images, 6 film clips, and an appendix of supplementary text"--Copyright and Permissions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000159612
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780813537078
Isbn Type
(E-Book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000159612
System details
Mode of access: Intranet
Type of computer file
Electronic text and image data.

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