One Day in December

One Day in December

Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution

Book - 2013
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Chronicles the life of the little-known Cuban revolutionary who chose the landing site of the Gramma, fought alongside rebels in the Sierra Maestra, documented the revolution, and helped develop the Cohiba cigar brand.
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781583673171
1583673172
Branch Call Number: 972.9106 SANCHEZ STOUT
Characteristics: 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Dec 26, 2015

The blurb of this book does not begin to do it justice. If you are interested in the Cuban Revolution, this is essential reading. The story is about Celia Sanchez who was effectively the coordinator of the revolution - she scouted landing sites for the Granma, procured supplied and funds for the revolution and put into effect Fidel's plans - all at the risk to her own life. There are some oddities in the book; the author interjects herself into the story at some points, and she skips from the time when the rebel army was near annihilation to victory. Nevertheless, it is well worth reading about a remarkable woman who is little known out side of Cuba.

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