CUBA: THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTION by Ramon Eduardo Ruiz

CUBA: THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although Cubans are very much aware of their revolutionary past and nationalist heroes are greatly revered, few students have emphasized the continuities between the present revolution and past movements. Professor Ruiz, an expert on Mexico, surveys the past seventy -odd years in terms of Cuban-U.S. relations, traditions of strong leadership, Communist influence, and violent conflict. The style is textbookish and for those interested in specific aspects the Marti period, say, or debates about the middle class of the Fifties -- the book may seem superficial. But it is a competent introduction to latterday Cuban history, offering sound answers to the question of why the Castro revolution occurred, and it has considerable interest for students of comparative nationalism and Latin American movements.

Pub Date: July 15th, 1968
ISBN: 0393005135
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press