Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba (Paperback)

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Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba (Paperback)


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Compelling and vivid, this memoir presents an intimate portrait of Castro’s Cuba through a wide-eyed and eager boy growing up in the 1960s. At the naïve age of 10, Luis M. Garcia, embarrassed by his anti-revolutionary parents, pledges his allegiance to Lenin, Marx, and the mythical Che Guevara, knowing that this is the only path to become a better revolutionary—and to get out of school early. Told with a detailed intimacy and a gentle humor that conveys the richness and warmth of Cuban life, this memoir illuminates the uncertainty, fear, and political force that tore families apart as Castro sought to destroy capitalism and establish Cuba as a world superpower.
Luis M. Garcia has written for major publications as a business, finance, and political journalist. He has also served as a political advisor. He is currently a partner at a major corporate communications firm. He grew up in Cuba.
Product Details ISBN: 9781741148527
ISBN-10: 1741148529
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Pages: 248
Language: English
"Clever, poignant and witty . . . fascinating reading."  —Peter Corris, author, The Cliff Hardy series

"[This book is] thick with cigar smoke and summer sweat . . . alive with personality."  —Sydney Morning Herald

"Balancing the rich flavor of Cuba’s sweet cigars against the hushed tones and paranoid whispers of its people."  —Cuba News