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The Resource The boys from Dolores : Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile, Patrick Symmes

The boys from Dolores : Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile, Patrick Symmes

Label
The boys from Dolores : Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile
Title
The boys from Dolores
Title remainder
Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Symmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description -- From the author of Chasing Che, the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. The Boys from Dolores illuminates the elite island society from which Fidel Castro and his brother Raul emerged. The Colegio de Dolores was a Jesuit boarding school in Santiago, Cuba's rich and ancient second city, where Fidel and Raul were educated in the 1930s and '40s. Patrick Symmes begins his story here, tracking down dozens of Fidel's schoolmates glimpsed in a single period photograph. And it is through their stories--their time at the Colegio; the catastrophic effects of the revolution on their lives; their fates since--that Symmes opens a door onto a Cuba, and a time in Castro's life, that have been deliberately obscured from us. Here too is the elusive Raúl Castro, a cipher destined to rule Cuba in Fidel's place. We see Castro in his formative youth, an adolescent ruling the classrooms of the Colegio and running in the streets of Santiago. Symmes traces the years in which the revolution was conceived, won, and lost, describing the changes it wrought in Santiago and in the lives of Fidel's own classmates: we follow them through the maelstrom of the 1960s, as most fight to leave Cuba and a few stay behind. And here, in Santiago today, Symmes finds Castro's most lasting achievement, the creating and sustaining of a myth-soaked revolutionary idealism amid the harshest realities of daily life. Wholly original in its approach, The Boys from Dolores is a powerfully evocative, eye-opening portrait of Cuba--and of the Castro brothers--in the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Symmes, Patrick
Index
index present
LC call number
F1788
LC item number
.S96 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Symmes, Patrick
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Symmes, Patrick
  • Colegio de Dolores (Cuba)
  • Colegio de Dolores (Cuba)
  • Cuba
  • Contemporaries
  • Travel
  • Cuba
Label
The boys from Dolores : Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile, Patrick Symmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miami Springs -- The company -- Days of fire -- La capital -- The heroic year -- Avenue of the presidents -- Winter -- Key Biscayne
Control code
71329929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780375422836
Lccn
2006030323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71329929
Label
The boys from Dolores : Fidel Castro's schoolmates from revolution to exile, Patrick Symmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miami Springs -- The company -- Days of fire -- La capital -- The heroic year -- Avenue of the presidents -- Winter -- Key Biscayne
Control code
71329929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780375422836
Lccn
2006030323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71329929

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