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Diary of the Cuban Revolution

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Diary of the Cuban Revolution
By Carlos Franqui
Viking, 1980 546 pp. $25.00 Purchase

Franqui was a charter member of the Castro movement who broke away after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. As custodian of the state archives, he began in 1961 to make microfilm copies of documents, letters, interviews and records of all kinds. Reproduced here, the materials cover the period from 1921 to 1959, with emphasis on the final four years. The personality of the revolution emerges in vivid colors.

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