The Boys From Dolores

The Boys From Dolores

Fidel Castro's Schoolmates From Revolution to Exile

Book - 2007
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From the author of Chasing Che , here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in eastern Cuba, they were groomed at the elite Colegio de Dolores for achievement and leadership. Instead, they were swept into war, revolution, and exile by two of their own number, Fidel and Raúl Castro. Trained by Jesuits for dialectical dexterity and the pursuit of absolutes, Fidel Castro swiftly destroyed the old Cuba they had come from, down to the hallways of Dolores itself. At once sweeping and intimate, this remarkable history by Patrick Symmes is a tour de force investigation of the world that gave birth to Fidel Castro -- and the world his Cuban Revolution leaves behind.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780375422836
Branch Call Number: 972 .9106 SYM
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,25 cm

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JLodholz
Mar 07, 2017

I recently visited Cuba. Given the history, this book helped me to understand the Cuban people. They are very proud, kind people & say "Enjoy my country but don't try to understand it.". The book was compelling. There was a great description of the 'Bay of Pigs' !

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