One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution

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Price
$28.95
Publisher
Monthly Review Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.27 X 9.46 X 1.47 inches | 1.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781583673171
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About the Author

Nancy Stout is a writer and photographer living in New York City, currently employed by Fordham University as a Reference Librarian. Her books include Great American Thoroughbred Racetracks, Homestretch, The West Side YMCA: A Social and Architectural Retrospective, Havana/La Habana (with architect Jorge Rigau, who wrote the text), and Habanos: the Story of the Havana Cigar (author and photographer).
ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

Reviews

"A penetrating and startling biography. . . takes on the importance of the work of Arundhati Roy or Noam Chomsky in its insistence on looking at facts rather than self-serving capitalist and neocolonialist myth. . . also a damn good read about a passionate, sensuous, and brilliant woman!"-Sapphire, author of Push and The Kid
"In this impressive biography Stout utilizes interviews, Cuban archives (to which she was granted special access by Castro himself), letters, and other documents to provide an accurate portrait of Sanchez, who ran the planning organization of the revolution after the death of Pais in 1957... Stout's biography tells her story as well as offering insights into other revolutionaries and their contributions... Highly recommended for readers and scholars of Cuban history."-Library Journal
"I love this book. . . an insightful, mature, and sometimes droll exploration of a profoundly liberated, adventuresome and driven personality. I love the life of Celia Sánchez, a life that was singular, sui generis, and true to its time of revolution and change in Cuban society."-Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple; winner, Pulitzer Prize
"This excellent book tells us about Celia Sánchez, an early leader of the Cuban Revolution and a fascinating character. . . as Stout movingly describes her, Celia was totally devoted to Fidel and to the Cuban Revolution. And she loved and was loved by the Cuban people. I was in Havana at the time of her death in January of 1980 and well remember the deep sadness it occasioned."-Wayne S. Smith, senior fellow and director of the Cuba Project, Center for International Policy; former head, U.S. Interests Section in Havana
"In this riveting and eloquent portrait, Celia Sánchez finally emerges as a major star in Cuba's revolutionary drama: a political animal, a management consultant, a historian, and of course, a confidante to Fidel Castro. . . her legacy, especially for women and girls' education and health, and as the chief archivist of the insurgency, comes alive in Stout's exhaustively researched biography."-Julia Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies and Global Brazil Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
"Engrossing, endearing, and eloquent, this sympathetic and superbly crafted portrait of the 'True Flower of the Revolution' unfolds in magnificent detail. . . so intimate is Stout's well-informed tour de force that the description of Sánchez's death brings the reader to tears, inspired by a deep sense of love and loss."-Christopher P. Baker, author, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba