counter create hit The Winds of December: The Cuban Revolution of 1958 - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

The Winds of December: The Cuban Revolution of 1958

Availability: Ready to download

A dramatic eyewitness history of the Cuban Revolution of 1958.


Compare

A dramatic eyewitness history of the Cuban Revolution of 1958.

32 review for The Winds of December: The Cuban Revolution of 1958

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jose

    A Very interesting if at sometimes a bit flawed book, The Flaws I see when reading are the sources the book depends on From Fidel"The Mass Murderer" Castro to Raul Mass Murderer and Vilma,Celia,Che,etc all Mass Murderers and Communists Since BEFORE THE Revolution,the whole myth about Castro being pushed into Communism cannot be taken serious by any scholar,the evidence points to the contrary.From His days Meddling in another Country's Affairs(Colombia,Dominican Republican) To His Murderous Gangs A Very interesting if at sometimes a bit flawed book, The Flaws I see when reading are the sources the book depends on From Fidel"The Mass Murderer" Castro to Raul Mass Murderer and Vilma,Celia,Che,etc all Mass Murderers and Communists Since BEFORE THE Revolution,the whole myth about Castro being pushed into Communism cannot be taken serious by any scholar,the evidence points to the contrary.From His days Meddling in another Country's Affairs(Colombia,Dominican Republican) To His Murderous Gangster Days at University,There is not admirable about him,And Che Didn't Fight, He wasn't a Fighter but a Meddler in Cuba's Affairs and a Coward and A Murderer,The Communists were there from The Start with The PSP. Those are some of the things why the book doesn't to me, not hard enough on the subject and too apologetic. Where as you see the Previous Tyrant's actions and behind the scenes up to that Fateful CURSED Day in 1959 when Cuba Went From Bad TO WORST, I recommend you read it, I enjoyed Varona's and The Directorio's Stories the Ones who Really along with The Autenticos Fought the Most behind the scenes, At Least the Book Points that Castro Didn't want to lose out to any of them,being the egotistical Rotten SOB he is.

  2. 4 out of 5

    MJ VARA

    Winds of December is history but reads like a novel. This book is written in the "old school" style of Water Lord's A Night To Remember (about the sinking of the Titanic) and Robert K. Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra (about the end of the Russian monarchy and the murder of the Romanovs). Winds of December combines a narrative built on nitty-gritty, fact-based, historical details with the pace and intrigue of a good political thriller. Like any biography or history one must keep in mind it is an a Winds of December is history but reads like a novel. This book is written in the "old school" style of Water Lord's A Night To Remember (about the sinking of the Titanic) and Robert K. Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra (about the end of the Russian monarchy and the murder of the Romanovs). Winds of December combines a narrative built on nitty-gritty, fact-based, historical details with the pace and intrigue of a good political thriller. Like any biography or history one must keep in mind it is an attempt at depicting people and events and as such, even the best efforts, have errors of fact or flaws "tracking" what actually happened. In the end historical events and the people leading and/or living them are fluid and in we only get a facsimile of what occurred-- and even the most objective treatments are subjective by virtue of the nature of biography and history writing, in condensing a dynamic reality into a narrative between two covers But, having said that, I found this book in brings those events to vivid life.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Nenadov

    The authors did an excellent job documenting the events surrounding the Cuban Revolution of the 1950's. If there was a strong bias, I certainly didn't notice it. The authors thread together many different events and stories to create a compelling work and they seem to do it with a high level of professionalism and fairness. At times, I found it to be a little overwhelming. New individuals are introduced quickly and sometimes it is hard to keep up with the flow as the authors quickly switch between The authors did an excellent job documenting the events surrounding the Cuban Revolution of the 1950's. If there was a strong bias, I certainly didn't notice it. The authors thread together many different events and stories to create a compelling work and they seem to do it with a high level of professionalism and fairness. At times, I found it to be a little overwhelming. New individuals are introduced quickly and sometimes it is hard to keep up with the flow as the authors quickly switch between narratives. But even with that fault, I give it 5 stars because it is a surpurb book. This book avoids abstractions and and avoids the temptation to over-focus on broad ideologies, and therefore is able to deliver a potent survey of what exactly was going on amoung Cubans when the revolution was fomenting and occuring. It is detail oriented, and hones down right to each important player in the revolution.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Roberto C. Fabricio

  5. 4 out of 5

    Richard Schatten

  6. 5 out of 5

    Baily

    I loved this book so much!

  7. 5 out of 5

    A

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carlos "CAP"

  9. 4 out of 5

    James

  10. 5 out of 5

    Walter Carrasquillo

  11. 5 out of 5

    Regi

  12. 5 out of 5

    Steve

  13. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joe

  15. 5 out of 5

    Wayne Nelson

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nyna

  17. 4 out of 5

    Paul Hasbrouck

  18. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Prétot

  19. 4 out of 5

    Oriol

  20. 5 out of 5

    Drew N.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Less_cunning

  22. 4 out of 5

    Devin

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ovs Library

  24. 5 out of 5

    marc segal

  25. 5 out of 5

    BookDB

  26. 5 out of 5

    Christine

  27. 4 out of 5

    Paul Cebula

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linda Andrews

  29. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Winchell-mendy

  31. 4 out of 5

    Ansell

  32. 4 out of 5

    Jose Morell

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.