Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution /// 57

The Cuban Revolution was one of the most important events in military, diplomatic and political history. Here is the story of the men who tore a revolution from nothing, and sent the world to the very brink of nuclear destruction. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact.

This is part two of a two part series. You can find part one here.

Download episode 57 here: download.

Maps and Pictures:

Notice Fidel’s famous sniper rifle (Thomas, 1971)
Revolutionaries pose for a photograph in the inhospitable Sierra Maestra (Anderson, 1997)
A view of the Sierra Maestra Mountains, where Castro planned and implemented his revolution (Thomas, 1971)

References:

Cuba: the pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas (1971)

The Cuban Revolution, 25 years later by Hugh Thomas

Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history by Tony Perrottet

Che: A revolutionary life by Jon Anderson (1997)

Cuba: A new history by Richard Gott

Cuba from Columbus to Castro by Margot Williams and Josephine Mcsweeney

History of Cuba: The challenge of the yoke and the star by Jose Canton

The Cuban Revolution by Robert Goldston 

Fidel Castro speaks by Fidel Castro

Episodes of The Revolutionary War by Ernesto Che Guevara

History will absolve me by Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro speeches by Fidel Castro

Revolutionary struggle 1947-1958 by Fidel Castro

A revolution can only be born through culture and ideas by Fidel Castro

My early years by Fidel Castro

Nothing can stop the course of history by Fidel Castro

Che Guevara and the Cuban revolution: writings and speeches of Ernesto Che Guevara by Ernesto Che Guevara

Venceremos! The speeches and writings of Ernesto Che Guevara by Ernesto Che Guevara

Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary by Jonathan Hansen

Raúl castro: un hombre en Revolución by Nikolai Leonov  

The fourth floor: an account of the Castro Communist Revolution by Earl Smith

El jefe del Pelotón Suicida by Larry Morales

Inside the Cuban Revolution by Julia Sweig

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