[Marxism] New book on Cuba from Monthly Review Press

Richard Fidler rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 10 06:25:45 MST 2016

"Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban revolutionary underground 1952-1958"
(Pathfinder Press), by Armando Hart, a leading participant, is another
excellent account of the urban struggle and the strategic issues the Cuban
revolutionaries had to confront. I too am looking forward to reading this
new book from MR Press.

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On 2/9/16 10:01 PM, Michael Yates via Marxism wrote:
> We are pleased and proud to publish Steve Cushion's "A Hidden History
> of the Cuban RevolutionHow the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas'
> Victory." This is a masterful account, based on original archival
> research and oral history done in Cuba, of the virtually unknown role
> of the Cuban working class in securing the victory of the rebels led
> by Fidel Castro that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
> The author, before he earned a PhD and became a university lecturer,
> was for 20 years a London bus driver. He has been an active socialist
> and trade unionist his entire adult life. An organic intellectual, in
> the best sense of those words.

Looking forward to this one, having read Julia Sweig's "Inside the Cuban 
Revolution" that demonstrates the mass, urban base of the struggle. As 
opposed to the dismissal of the revolution as a rural putsch led by 
petty bourgeois guerrillas, Sweig's book puts the student and working 
class movement on an equal plane with the rural armed struggle. It looks 
like this new book will push this analysis even further.
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